How many drives can connect to a SATA drive interface?

You’re planning to build a computer at home, and you notice that your new motherboard includes two SATA interfaces. How many hard drives can connect to a single SATA drive interface?

A) 1

B) 2

C) 4

D) 16

The answer: A) 1

Unlike PATA or SCSI, drives that have a SATA interface use a point-to-point single connection to the motherboard.

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