How many SATA hard drives or devices can connect to a single SATA interface on a motherboard?
The answer: A) One
Unlike PATA or SCSI technology, SATA interfaces support only one device at the end of the cable. If you’ve ever had to fight with PATA technology, you’ll appreciate the difference!
The incorrect answers:
PATA is a good example of a drive technology that supports up to two devices per motherboard interface.
There’s no common hard drive interface type that has a maximum of four devices per interface, although SCSI can easily support four drives on a single interface.
Most SCSI standards support a maximum of sixteen drives on a single interface. If you want to surround yourself with storage, this is the interface type for you!
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Serial ATA is the latest standard in high-speed hard drive storage, and it’s used in both large enterprise networks and consumer laptops and desktops. In this video, we’ll show you how SATA cables and configuration options are different than other available storage formats.