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Old 08-30-2008, 09:28 AM   #1
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Old 08-30-2008, 09:35 AM   #2
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all the same they use the wide ribbed data cable
sata uses the narrow data cable



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you could add eide (extended ide) to your list: ata/pata/ide/eide
pata (parallel ata) is a retronym for ata and appeared when sata (serial ata) appeared
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Advance...ogy_Attachment
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