Why upgrade to SATA?

One of your clients is planning to upgrade their PATA drives to SATA drives. Which one of these would be a good reason to upgrade from PATA to SATA?

A) The SATA drive technology is more secure

B) PATA drives will not operate with newer software packages

C) SATA drives are physically smaller than PATA drives

D) SATA drives support faster data throughput

E) SATA drives are shiny and come in your choice of colors

The answer: D) SATA drives support faster data throughput

The serial connection used for SATA drives provide enhanced throughput over the older PATA drive technologies.

Want to know more? Watch “PATA and SATA.”

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.