Parallel Advanced Technology Attachment

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Parallel Advanced Technology Attachment definition

storage, standard
(PATA, Parallel ATA) A back-formation introduced around 2003 to distinguish the original Advanced Technology Attachment (ATA) standards from the new Serial Advanced Technology Attachment (Serial ATA, SATA).
(2010-02-20)

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