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ATA is the AT Attachment interface, one of two major standards for connecting hard drives to general purpose computers.  
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ATA is the AT Attachment interface, one of two major standards for connecting storage media devices like hard drives to personal computers (PCs).
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The opposing standard is [[SCSI]].
  
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PATA is the Parallel ATA specification. Mostly incorrectly referred to as IDE (Integrated Device Electronics) by a lot of vendors.
 
SATA is the Serial ATA specification.
 
SATA is the Serial ATA specification.
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ATAPI is an extension on the ATA standard for optical media, like CD, DVD, Blu-Ray.
  
 
==References==
 
==References==
 
* [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/AT_Attachment Wikipedia Article Parallel ATA]
 
* [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/AT_Attachment Wikipedia Article Parallel ATA]
 
* [http://www.t10.org/t13/project/d1321r3-ATA-ATAPI-5.pdf ATA/ATAPI-5] T13 Technical Specification
 
* [http://www.t10.org/t13/project/d1321r3-ATA-ATAPI-5.pdf ATA/ATAPI-5] T13 Technical Specification

Latest revision as of 15:32, 16 January 2010

ATA is the AT Attachment interface, one of two major standards for connecting storage media devices like hard drives to personal computers (PCs). The opposing standard is SCSI.

PATA is the Parallel ATA specification. Mostly incorrectly referred to as IDE (Integrated Device Electronics) by a lot of vendors. SATA is the Serial ATA specification.

ATAPI is an extension on the ATA standard for optical media, like CD, DVD, Blu-Ray.

References