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  Advanced Technology Attachment - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
This may be attributed to the two technologies being introduced with the same consumable devices, these "new" ATA hard drives.
ATA devices have suffered from a number of "barriers" in terms of how much data they can handle.
Until the introduction of Serial ATA, 40-pin connectors generally attached drives to a ribbon cable.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Advanced_Technology_Attachment   (2198 words)

 Smart Computing Encyclopedia Entry - Advanced Technology Attachment (ATA) Bus   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
ATA is an interface standard that lets hard drives or other ATA- compatible storage devices communicate with the rest of the computer.
ATA is far and away the most popular drive interface standard used in consumer PCs, with competing technology, such as SCSI (Small Computer System Interface), trailing far behind in terms of market share.
ATA must always evolve to keep up with advances in hard drive speeds and capacities, and the current ATA standard being finalized at the time of this writing is ATA-6.
www.smartcomputing.com /editorial/dictionary/detail.asp?guid=&searchtype=&DicID=16296&RefType=Encyclopedia   (377 words)

 ATA - Advanced Technology Attachment
ATA defines the physical, electrical, transport, and command protocols for the internal attachment of storage devices.
AT Attachment A popular 16-bit interface standard that extends the ISA bus of the IBM PC-AT to attach peripherals; it has evolved through over 5 generations; the original ATA is better known as IDE.
ATA was designed to replace the earlier ST506 and ESDI drives without requiring replacement of the AT BIOS— hence, AT attachment.
www.auditmypc.com /acronym/ATA.asp   (584 words)

 Advanced Technology Attachment - FOLDOC Definition   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The ATA specification deals with the power and data signal interfaces between the motherboard and the integrated disk controller and drive.
ATA drives may in fact use any physical interface the manufacturer desires, so long as an embedded translator is included with the proper ATA interface.
X3T10 later extended ATA to Advanced Technology Attachment Interface with Extensions (ATA-2), followed by ATA-3 and ATA-4.
nightflight.com /foldoc-bin/foldoc.cgi?Advanced+Technology+Attachment   (202 words)

 Advanced Technology Attachment: Encyclopedia topic   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
This meant that systems based around ATA devices generally performed disk-related activities much more slowly than computers using SCSI (SCSI: Interface consisting of a standard port between a computer and its peripherals that is used in some computers) or other interfaces.
Until the introduction of Serial ATA, 40-pin connectors generally attached drives to a ribbon cable (ribbon cable: a ribbon cable is a cable with many conducting wires running parallel to each other on the...
With the release of successive high-speed versions of the ATA standard in the late 1990s (1990s: The decade from 1990 to 1999), the original cable length specifications became much less generous.
www.absoluteastronomy.com /reference/advanced_technology_attachment   (1385 words)

 ATA - Wikimedia Commons
ATA cables - 40 wire ribbon cable top, 80 wire ribbon cable bottom.
ATA cable - 40 wire ribbon cable HDD/CDROM connectors detail.
ATA controller board for PCI bus, also supporting RAID.
commons.wikimedia.org /wiki/ATA   (49 words)

 PIN-OUT: ATA (Advanced Technology Attachment) Internal
With the introduction of Serial ATA in 2003, the original ATA was retroactively renamed Parallel ATA (PATA).
Parallel ATA standards only allow cable lengths up to 18 inches (up to 450 mm) although cables up to 36 inches (900 mm) can be readily purchased.
There is therefore no point in the ATA protocols in which one device has to ask the other if it can use the channel.
technick.net /public/code/cp_dpage.php?aiocp_dp=pinconhdd_ata_int&...   (2036 words)

 ATAPI - Advanced Technology Attachment Packet Interface
It builds on the ATA (AT Attachment) interface, the official ANSI Standard name for the IDE interface developed for hard disk drives.
An acronym for "Advanced Technology Attachment Packet Interface." A high-speed interface protocol that is considered a subset of the SCSI standard.
ATAPI (AT Attachment Packet Interface) is an extension to EIDE (also called ATA-2) that enables the interface to support CD-ROM players and tape drives.
www.auditmypc.com /acronym/ATAPI.asp   (746 words)

 The world's top advanced technology attachment websites
ATA standards only allow cable lengths in the range of 18 to 36 inches (450 to 900 mm), so it is normally used as an internal computer storage interface.
ATA devices have suffered from a number of "barriers" in terms of how large they can be (in terms of data capacity).
Until the introduction of Serial ATA, 40-pin connectors were used to attach drives to a ribbon cable.
websbiggest.com /dir-wiki.cfm?cat=advanced_technology_attachment&...   (1093 words)

 System Information - Optical Devices, CD-ROM, CDs, ATA/IDE, Advanced Technology Attachment, Integrated Drive ...
ATA (Advanced Technology Attachment) and IDE (Integrated Drive Electronics) both refer to disk drive designs that integrate the controller into the drive to reduce the interface cost and to ease firmware implementation.
AT Attachment Packet Interface (ATAPI) is a standard for devices such as CD-ROM drives and tape drives, which specifies an interface that is compatible with ordinary ATA (IDE) port.
Advances in digital video and audio standards are coinciding with the development of the DVD to create unprecedented multimedia storage capacities.
www.idp.net /sysinfo/opticaldevices.htm   (1913 words)

 Advanced Technology Attachment
Parallel ATA standards only allow cable lengths up to 18 inches (up to 450 mm) although cables up to 36 inches (900 mm) can be readily purchased, so the technology normally appears as an internal computer storage interface.
LBA was introduced removing the need for the CHS structure of the drive itself to match that used by the BIOS and allowing up to the full 8GiB supported by the standard bios limitations.
A new switching technology is catching the attention of industry experts for its ability to network more storage devices than SCSI and preserve user investments in direct-attached drives.
www.mrsci.com /Motherboard/Advanced_Technology_Attachment.php   (2203 words)

 EnterpriseStorageForum: Technology Features
It replaces the Ultra ATA/100 interface (otherwise known as the latest-generation Parallel ATA interface) —; which is used to connect most PCs to their primary storage, and which has now become a bottleneck because it has reached its maximum burst data transfer rate speed of 100 MB/sec.
Serial ATA, on the other hand, has a burst data transfer rate speed of 150 MB/sec in its initial iteration and is expected to double in speed roughly every three years — to 300 MB/sec in 2004, 600 MB/sec in 2007, and so on.
Serial ATA (Advanced Technology Architecture) is an interface used to connect hard drives and other peripherals to a PC.
www.enterprisestorageforum.com /technology/features/print.php/1482351   (629 words)

 Untitled Document   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
SATA (Serial Advanced Technology Attachment) is basically an interface used to connect hard drives and other peripherals to PC.
Their goal is to introduce an interface that has the ability to overcome the limitations that current PATA (Parallel Advanced Technology Attachment) holds and to eventually replace them.
The long lived parallel ATA (PATA) have existed for nearly 20 years and has come to a surprise that serial is the replacement for parallel since serial was at one point in the past, considered obsolete.
pages.cpsc.ucalgary.ca /~tangn/523/Project/sata.htm   (1971 words)

 Disk I/O Tuning Disk Interfaces Advanced Technology Attachment Packet Interface Serial ATA SATA
Serial ATA is a serial link -- a single cable with a minimum of four wires used to create a point-to-point connection between devices.
One of the main design advantages of Serial ATA is that it has thinner serial cables that facilitate more efficient airflow inside a form factor and also allow for smaller chassis designs.
Essentially ATA allows two devices per ATA connector that are configured in a standard Master-Slave setup, while SATA only allows a single device per connector.
www.praetoriate.com /disk_26.htm   (327 words)

 [No title]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Advanced Technology Attachment (not to be confused with the PC Card ATA drive) is basically the interface between the Hard Drive and the computer.
ATA is the "official" name that the ANSI group X3T10 used for what the computer industry calls IDE (Integrated Drive Electronics).
A development of the Advanced Technology Attachment specifications which gives nearly twice the maximum transfer speed of the ATA-3 standard (PIO Mode 4).
www.csd.toshiba.com /content/support/bulletins/98050261   (348 words)

 ATA Bus Description, with IDE Pin Out with Signal Names
The Serial ATA: which replaced the ATA bus is listed on its own page.
Serial ATA is not compatible with the IDE [Parallel ATA] because the connectors are different, the voltage levels are different, and data format is different [SATA sends a bit at a time while PATA sends 16 bits at once].
Keep in mind that the Parallel ATA [PATA] Bus is being replaced by the Serial ATA: [SATA] bus.
www.interfacebus.com /Design_Connector_IDE.html   (2149 words)

 ATA (Advanced Technology Attachment) Definition
Stands for "Advanced Technology Attachment." It is a type of disk drive that integrates the drive controller directly on the drive itself.
The motherboard must still support an ATA connection, but a separate card (such as a SCSI card for a SCSI hard drive) is not needed.
Sometimes (to add extra confusion to people buying hard drives), ATA drives are labeled as "IDE/ATA." Technically, ATA uses IDE technology, but the important thing to know is that they refer to the same thing.
www.techterms.org /definition/ata   (165 words)

 Business Solutions - Prepare For The Coming Changes In RAID   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Smaller form factors, ATA (advanced technology attachment) RAID (redundant array of independent disks), more networked storage, and greater complexity are all headed your way.
ATA (advanced technology attachment) drives and SANs (storage area networks) will also become popular in coming years, although integration may prove more difficult for resellers and integrators.
According to Paul, many companies are looking forward to the serial ATA architecture, which he believes will not be simply a low-end solution.
www.businesssolutionsmag.com /Articles/2002_07/020714.htm   (846 words)

 Serial ATA in the Microsoft Operating System Environment
Although the parallel ATA transfer rate has increased by about a factor of 40 from the time it was first introduced over 20 years ago, it has otherwise remained unchanged.
Serial ATA is a new interconnect that brings consumer storage up to par with some of the latest data transfer technologies.
Serial ATA must overcome two challenges before external Serial ATA connectors become external connectors; first, there is competition with other external buses, and second is the resiliency of the Serial ATA cables and connectors.
www.microsoft.com /whdc/device/storage/serialATA_FAQ.mspx   (4295 words)

 Zip250 FireWire Accessory User's Manual: Glossary
IDE (ATA) was originally designed for hard disks only, not removable devices such as ZipCD drives, CD-ROMs, and tape drives.
ATAPI, which stands for Advanced Technology Attachment Packet Interface, is designed to bridge this gap and support removable drives.
You may have also heard it called ATA (Advanced Technology Attachment)—they mean the same thing.
www.iomega.com /support/manuals/firewire/glossary.html   (608 words)

 SATA (Serial Advanced Technology Attachment) Definition
Stands for "Serial Advanced Technology Attachment," or "Serial ATA." It is an interface used to connect ATA hard drives to a computer's motherboard.
For this and other reasons, Serial ATA is likely to replace the previous standard, Parallel ATA (PATA), which has been around since the 1980s.
In summary, Serial ATA is a better, more efficient interface than the dated PATA standard.
www.techterms.org /definition/sata   (237 words)

 Integrated Solutions - New Storage Products Address Disaster Recovery Challenges   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Businesses can bring their backup systems into compliance by using SATA (serial advanced technology attachment) drives and new tape media.
End users have a number of new technology options to bring their storage systems into compliance, including SATA (serial advanced technology attachment) drives and a new line of LTO (linear tape open) media.
Still, companies will continue to use tape technology for long-term storage because it is even less expensive than SATA disk technology.
www.integratedsolutionsmag.com /Articles/2004_10/041012.htm   (1087 words)

 PCWorld.com - Hard Drive Transfers Hit Higher Speeds   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The need for a new ATA interface is driven by the constant improvements vendors are making to hard drives, Broadbent says.
Unfortunately, the introduction of Serial ATA standard for the PC is delayed until at least 2003 because the necessary chip set pieces won't be in place before that, he says.
Serial ATA is the future, but ATA/133 will fill in nicely until it arrives, he says.
www.pcworld.com /resource/article/0,aid,56486,00.asp   (853 words)

 Financials.com - Annual Reports, Stock Quotes and more
The 3M brand Serial Advanced Technology Attachment (SATA) Connector family provides smaller, faster and more reliable solutions for storage interface than parallel ATA connectors.
The 7-position signal plugs are available in a variety of configurations and PCB attachments to increase ease of access while interfacing the host board (typically a PCI card, RAID controller or SATA port multiplier) with the HDD device.
Serving customers in more than 200 countries around the world, the company's 67,000 people use their expertise, technologies and global strength to lead in major markets including consumer and office; display and graphics; electronics and telecommunications; safety, security and protection services; health care; industrial and transportation.
www.financials.com /c/info/story.cfm?storynum=1606056   (998 words)

 What is ATA? - A Word Definition From the Webopedia Computer Dictionary
(1) Short for Advanced Technology Attachment, a disk drive implementation that integrates the controller on the disk drive itself.
ATA/66: A version of ATA proposed by Quantum Corporation, and supported by Intel, that doubles ATA's throughput to 66 MBps.
Corporation for International Business: ATA Carnet - Offers duty-free and tax-free customs clearance carnets to optimize boomerang freight costs for overseas promotions, tours, tests, and demonstrations.
www.webopedia.com /TERM/A/ATA.html   (340 words)

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