Serial Programming/Serial ATA

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S-ATA or Serial ATA

Is a new technology to replace the P-ATA or parallel ATA.

It has the following advantages:

  • less power consumption 500 millivolts in P_ATA 5 volts.
  • easy to install, without seating master and slave.
  • good air movement replacing ribbon cable to guarantee good air flow.


Physical LayerEdit




Serial ATA in the Real WorldEdit

Grounding and PowerEdit

Firmware QuirksEdit

Nonstandard Connectors and WiringEdit

Physical Limitations in PracticeEdit