Serial ATA is an evolutionary replacement for the Parallel ATA physical storage interface and will allow future enhancements to the computing platform. Specifically, the thinner Serial ATA cable addresses concerns regarding airflow.
Serial ATA supports all ATA and ATAPI devices, including CDs, DVDs, tapes devices, high capacity removeable devices, zip drives, and CDRW's.
USB2 and IEEE1394 connections on the PC can be used where required as peripheral interfaces.
Serial ATA specifies a thin, point-to-point connection which allows for easy cable routing within a system. This avoids master/slave, "daisy-chaining", and termination issues.
Serial ATA technology will deliver 1.5 Gbps (150 MB/sec) of performance to each drive within a disk drive array.
All sizes are approximate.
Products may vary from illustration.
YDL product code L-SATA1M