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ata

[′a·tə]
(mechanics)
A unit of absolute pressure in the metric technical system equal to 1 technical atmosphere.

ATA

(organic chemistry)

ATA

ATA

(1) (Advanced Technology Attachment) The official name of IDE drives. See IDE.

(2) See analog telephone adapter.
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Serial ATA is an evolutionary replacement for the Parallel ATA physical storage interface.
A selection of Serial ATA products supporting 3Gbps signaling speeds have already been announced.
AHCI is intended to alleviate multiple controller implementations that traditionally fragment advanced capability development in traditional ATA storage environments.
It will provide universal interconnect with Serial ATA, while offering logical SCSI compatibility along with improvements in the reliability, performance and manageability of Parallel SCSI.
0 of the Serial ATA specification, which will increase the bandwidth to and from disk drives--ranging from hard drives to CD-RW drives--and other PC components.
For enterprises with demanding applications, Samsung's new SpinPoint P120 Serial ATA hard drives, the 200 GB SP2004C ($150 Estimated Street Price) and the 250GB SP2504C ($170) feature 3.
Perhaps the most significant difference between SCSI and ATA is that ATA drives are single I/O devices with a point-to-point protocol.
Over the years, performance of the ATA bus has been stretched--from 33MB/sec to 66MB/sec with 100MB/sec looming close over the horizon.
SATA-Xactor is a complete verification solution consisting of Bus Function Models (BFM), protocol checkers, test suites and reference verification frameworks for the functional verification of any Parallel ATA (PATA) and Serial ATA (SATA) component.
During a read operation, the faucet represents data coming from the disk, while the sink is the buffer and the drain is the ATA interface to system memory.
Furthermore, Southwest and ATA plan to enter a code-sharing agreement that effectively increases Southwest's share of the market.