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What part of a PC bus architecture often provides interfaces for the hard drive SATA connections?

A) Northbridge

B) Memory Bus

C) Super I/O

D) Southbridge

E) The Bridge over the River Kwai

The answer: D) Southbridge

The Southbridge connects many I/O devices, including USB ports, Ethernet connections, and hard drive interfaces.

Want to know more? Watch “Bus Architectures and Expansion Slots.”

An important consideration of the very first IBM personal computer was including standardized expansion slots so the end-user could customize their system. In this video, you’ll learn about bus architectures and expansion slots, including PCI, PCI Express, AGP, and CardBus.