Which type of drive is commonly connected with an 80-wire ribbon cable?
E) Don’t you love ribbons?
The answer: A) PATA
Depending on the drive type, Parallel ATA drives can use either a 40-wire or 80-wire flat ribbon cable.
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The PATA and SATA standards are the most common hard drive interface types that you’ll find in today’s personal computers. In this video, you’ll learn about the details of these popular hard drive technologies and the basics of cabling and connecting the drives to your computer.