UDMA, is short for Ultra-DMA (Direct Memory Access) and also known as Ultra ATA, UDMA is a standard developed by Quantum in conjunction with Intel that is twice as fast as the previous DMA interface. DMA (and later UDMA) greatly reduces the amount of processing time the CPU had to use in order to read and write the disks. This is possible because DMA and UDMA allow the disk controller to write data to memory directly, thus bypassing the CPU.

UDMA was first introduced in 1998 with the ATA-4 or ATA/ATAPI-4 standard and is capable of transferring data at 33.3 MBps, which is how the UDMA/33 or Ultra-DMA/33 names came about. Since its initial release and the approval of new ATA standards, the below UDMA standards are available: UDMA/66; UDMA/100; UDMA/133. UDMA/66 and higher are only supported when an 80-wire 40-pin cable is being used.

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