Backup School Quiz 1, Answer # 6

Question #6

Most drives today are:

a. ATA
b. USB
c. Fire wire
d. Mini RAID arrays

Were you correct? The correct answer is:

a. ATA

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ATA (Advanced Technology Attachment) is the official name the American National Standards Institute group X3T10 uses for what the computer industry calls Integrated Drive Electronics (IDE). A newer technology, Serial ATA (the Serial Advanced Technology Attachment or SATA) is a relatively new standard for connecting hard drives to computer systems. As its name implies, SATA is based on serial signaling technology, unlike current IDE hard drives that use parallel signaling.


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This was first published in April 2004

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