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Stands for “Advanced Technology Attachment” ATA was initially approved May 12, 1994, underneath the ANSI record number X3.221-1994 and it is an interface used for connecting such products as hard drives, CD ROM drives, along with other disk drives.
 

The initial ATA interface has become commonly known as PATA that will be quick for Parallel AT Connection next the introduction of SATA.
 

The first version of SATA communicated at 150 megabytes per second (MBps), compared with PATA’s 133 MBps. The standard was soon upgraded to 300 MBps, with plans to ultimately achieve 600 MBps—which was estimated to be sufficient to accommodate 10 years of advances in device throughput.

 
SATA-300 supports time-saving native command queuing (a technique that optimizes hard disk read and write access), Just about all home computers make use of the ATA interface, including Apple computers, designed to use SATA today.

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