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date: 27 October 2021

serial ATA 

Source:
A Dictionary of Computer Science
Author(s):
Andrew ButterfieldAndrew Butterfield, Gerard Ekembe NgondiGerard Ekembe Ngondi, Anne KerrAnne Kerr

A serial version of the parallel ATA interface widely used for hard disk attachment. Serial ATA supports data transfer rates up to 300 Mbytes/s and enhancements up to 600 Mbytes/s are planned. Cables are much smaller than the flat ribbon cables used conventionally and can be up to two metres long. Serial ATA is compatible with existing IDE standards by emulation.... ...

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