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Report: Seagate Plans to Stop Manufacturing IDE Drives by Year End

Jul 27, 2007, 09:00 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Joel Hruska)

"Not only has SATA overtaken PATA as the interface of choice for hard drive connectivity, but it's become the main interface for primary hard drive connectivity as well—meaning that a majority of OEM system shipments now contain a SATA-based hard drive rather than the older PATA standard. Accomplishing all of this in less than a decade is impressive, particularly when compared to the slow pace at which floppies or the original USB interface have been supplanted by newer technologies. Unlike the slow pace of adoption that characterized other standards, SATA has virtually sprinted across the finish line..."

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