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PATA

(Parallel ATA) The original "integrated drive electronics" (IDE) technology that transferred data from the hard disk over a parallel data channel to the motherboard. After SATA (Serial ATA) drives were introduced, the PATA term was coined to refer to the parallel drives. Although SATA drives also use integrated drive electronics, they are not referred to as IDE drives.

ATA (AT Attachment) is the official name for the IDE drive interface; therefore, ATA, IDE, EIDE (Enhanced IDE) and PATA are synonymous. See IDE and SATA.
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In a statement, PATO said the government had announced visas on arrival for tourists from Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Germany, Italy, Norway, Portugal, Spain, the Netherlands, the United States, Canada, Britain, Singapore, Thailand, Malaysia and China.
Modeste should make a difference to Quanjian in time but he has had no pre-season because of a dispute with Cologne and arrived in China earlier this week, so Pato and fellow foreign recruit Axel Witsel are likely to remain the key men for a while yet.
The world crumbled on Bantam before the break of dawn on Wednesday when Pato was crushed by an uncaring vehicle.
Then in first-half stoppage time Aly Cissokho rugby-tackled Pato who picked himself up to slot home the penalty.
Strikes from Ruben Loftus-Cheek and a double from Pedro came either side of a Pato penalty after the Brazilian won the spot-kick with his first moment of notable action following his first-half arrival from the bench.
CHELSEA: Courtois 6, Azpilucueta 7, Miazga 7, Ivanovic 7, Rahman 7, Mikel 7, Fabregas 7, Pedro 8 (Clarke-Salter 73, 7), Loftus-Cheek 7, Kenedy 7 (Oscar 46, 7), Remy 6 (Pato 23, 8).
Chelsea's on-loan Brazilian international Alexandre Pato scored on his debut to help push pathetic Aston Villa to the verge of inevitable relegation with a seventh successive Premier League defeat on Saturday.
Abu Dhabi: Andriy Shevchenko believes Brazilian striker Alexandre Pato can revive his flagging career and shine at his former club Chelsea.
CHELSEA interim boss Guus Hiddink has denied the imminent arrival of Alexandre Pato is a gamble.
GUUS HIDDINK insists signing Alexandre Pato is not a gamble even though he doesn't know when he will be fit.