Introducing the Solution But there is a third way, and it the same solution that led to the development of SATA over a decade ago a new industry standard, capable of accommodating extremely small designs but also making upgrades and repairs easier.
SATA is a method of connecting a hard drive to a computer. It an acronym for Serial Advanced Technology Attachment, although that underlying meaning is so rarely referenced today that it arguably no longer relevant. This connectivity option was developed as an industry wide standard capable of handling the high bandwidth potential of new hard drives. Another important advancement was a reduction in size. The common previous solution, called PATA, used a massive ribbon cable.