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Types of Hard Drives

Parallel Advanced Technology Attachment (PATA)
Parallel Advanced Technology Attachment (PATA)

Parallel ATA (Parallel Advanced Technology Attachment or PATA) is a standard for connecting hard drives into computer systems. As its name implies, PATA is based on parallel signaling technology, unlike serial ATA (SATA) devices that use serial signaling technology.

Serial ATA (SATA)
Serial ATA (SATA)

ATA / IDE is an implementation of Hard Disk Drive technology that has the drive controller placed upon the drive itself, as opposed to having it on the motherboard. The technology is used to connect hard disk drives and optical drives.

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Small Computer System Interface (SCSI)
Small Computer System Interface (SCSI)

The Small Computer System Interface (SCSI) is a set of parallel interface standards that allows PCs to communicate with peripheral hardware faster than previous interfaces.

Solid State Drives (SSD)
Solid State Drives (SSD)

In a dual-drive system, the manufacturer will install a small SSD primary drive (C:) for the operating system and apps, and add a larger spinning hard drive (D: or E:) for storing files. This works well in theory; in practice, manufacturers can go too small on the SSD.

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