Which of these would be the best description of the SATA standard?
A) The drive number is based on the location of the drive on the cable
B) All data is transmitted over a serial connection
C) Up to 63 SATA devices can be connected over a single link
D) The signal at the end of the SATA connection must be terminated
E) My data usually ends up all over the floor
The answer: B) All data is transmitted over a serial connection
The Serial ATA standard transfers data serially. Unlike parallel connections that transmit many bits simultaneously over separate wires, a serial connection transmits data one bit at a time.
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Most modern desktop and laptop computers use SATA interfaces to connect to hard drive storage devices. In this video, you’ll learn about the SATA standard and how to properly configure and connect SATA drives.