SATA (also S-ATA/Serial Advanced Technology Attachment)

Serial ATA (or SATA or Serial Advanced Technology Attachment) is more and more replaced the IDE standard since 2005 and is now one of the standard COM ports of a motherboard, especially in the home computer range.

Unlike IDE is only one device per connection possible. There are, in addition to the significantly higher data transfer speed up to 600MB/s, and other benefits. To connect thinner or narrower cables are used, which manifests itself in a better air circulation inside the computer. With S-ATA and the hotplug support was added, so replacing a hard drive on the fly. This is... more...
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