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What technology standard provides for up to four devices on a system, including the hard drive as one of those devices?

Also, what are the two common industry names loosely used to describe this standard?

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Samantha Stewart

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Answered Jan 03, 2019

The technology standard that will allow for four devices on a system, including a hard drive, is an advanced technology attachment, or ATA. The previous answer gives examples that are good for this, so there’s really not much more I can say about it.

However, I can say that this kind of attachment could easily lead to overloading a circuit board if you’re not careful. You could add more devices on a system than it was designed to support if you don’t know what you’re doing.

And since I don’t know what I’m doing in regards to this question, I will leave you with this disclaimer: do your own research. I am not a technology specialist in any form of the word.

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John Smith

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Answered Sep 09, 2016

Ata (advanced technology attachment) standard, as published by the ansi (american national standards institute).two major ata standards for a drive interface are: serial ata and parallel ataserial ata (sata) the newer and faster standard. sata cables are flat and thin; one end connects to the device and the other end to the motherboard connector. the external sata standard allows for a port on the computer case to connect to an external sata hard drive. motherboard usually offer from two to eight sata and esata connectors.parallel ata (pata) the older and slower standard. sometimes called the eide (enhanced integrated device electronic). allows for only two connectors on a motherboard for tow data cables. each ide ribbon cable has a connection at the other end for an ide device and a connection in the middle of the cable for a second ide device. using this interface, a motherboard can accommodate up to four ide devices in one system.
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