How many SATA drives can you connect to a single SATA motherboard interface?
E) I’ll stick an access point on a hard drive and get wireless data!
The answer: A) One
Unlike PATA or SCSI, a SATA interface supports only a single drive. Because of this engineering limitation, it’s not uncommon to find motherboards with four to eight built-in SATA ports.
Want to know more? Watch “Installing and Configuring Storage Devices.”
Today’s personal computer can use many different storage devices, and there are important considerations for the installation and configuration of each type. In this episode, you’ll learn how to install PATA drives, SATA drives, and you’ll learn how to properly install and care for external removable drives.