What maximum transfer rate would you expect to see from a PATA drive?
A) 4 megabits per second
B) 12 megabits per second
C) 133 megabytes per second
D) 3.0 gigabits per second
E) The maximum transfer rate is inversely proportional to how quickly you need to make your next meeting
The answer: C) 133 megabytes per second
The PATA specification provides a few standards, and these maximum transfer rates range between 33 megabytes per second through 133 megabytes per second.
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