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What is sata hard drive

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by fistdog, Apr 10, 2005.

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  1. fistdog

    fistdog Thread Starter

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    What is a sata hard drive? Where does it connect to ( a serial port?) and when might it be used. Im using XP

    thx
     
  2. kiwiguy

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    SATA is "Serial ATA" (as opposed to the common PATA, also referred to as ATA Parallel ATA drive).

    Unless the motherboard has SATA compatability then it will only support ATA/PATA.

    SATA is a recent development, slightly faster in theory than ATA/PATA drives, and does away with the 40/80 core ribbon cable for a much smaller cable.
     
  3. winbob

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    Kiwi,

    You are a better man than I!!! :)
     
  4. kiwiguy

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    But that was never a matter for dispute was it winbob? :)
     
  5. winbob

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    Kiwi, you flightless turdbird! ;)

    do you know the difference between "Humidity" and "Humility"???
     
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