"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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