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Which of these would be an advantage of using SATA-connected storage?

A) Connect up to 16 devices to a single SATA port

B) Smaller cables promote better airflow for cooling

C) Support for storage drives over 1 TB

D) High-speed network connectivity

E) Choice of scented room diffuser

The answer: B) Smaller cables promote better airflow for cooling

The SATA standard is one of the newest standards, providing up to 6 gigabits per second of throughput for SATA revision 3.0. One of the more practical advantages of SATA is the smaller data cables that effectively replaced the larger PATA ribbon cables, which made the cooling airflow through computer cases much more efficient.

Want to know more? Watch “Understanding SATA.”

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.