SATA

SATA, is short for Serial ATA. SATA 1.0 was first released in August 2001 and is a replacement for the Parallel ATA interface used in IBM compatible computers. Serial ATA is capable of delivering 1.5Gbps (150MBps) of performance to each drive within a disk array, offers backwards compatibility for existing ATA and ATAPI devices, and offers a thin, small cable solution as seen in the picture to the left. This cable helps make a much easier cable routing and offers better airflow in the computer when compared to the earlier ribbon cables used with ATA drives.

In addition to being an internal solution SATA also supports external drives through External SATA more commonly known as eSATA. eSATA offers many more advantages when compared to to other solutions, for example it is hot-swappable, supports faster transfer speeds and no bottleneck issues when compared with other popular external solutions such as USB and Firewire, and supports disk drive technologies such as S.M.A.R.T..

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Backup Software Glossary

Current glossary explains various terms that you may come across while working with Handy Backup or other backup software.

Handy Backup is a backup utility for Windows Servers and PCs that is famous for its flexibility and ease of use.

The glossary contains 219 terms. The current section Storage Media contains 39 terms.

Other “Storage Media” Terms

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    “n. a hardware key connected to a USB port. It used to login user to the enitire computer. Every computer have it's own appropriate keys. It is made...”
  • Disk Drive
    “(Or "hard disk drive", "hard drive", "floppy disk drive", "floppy drive") A disk drive is a peripheral device that reads and writes hard disks or...”
  • CD
    “Known by its abbreviation, CD, a Compact Disc is a polycarbonate with one or more metal layers capable of storing digital information. The most...”

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