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how are hard drives and optical drive manufacturer

Hard drives and optical drives are manufactured with different interfaces that are used to connect the drive to the computer.

2

what needs to be the same when installing storage on a computer

To install a storage drive in a computer, the connection interface on the drive must be the same as the controller on the motherboard.

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IDE

Integrated Drive Electronics, also called Advanced Technology Attachment ATA), is an early drive controller interface that connects computers and hard disk drives.

4

how many pins on an IDE

an IDE interface uses a 40-pin connector.

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EIDE

Enhanced Integrated Drive Electronics, also called ATA2 is an updated version of the IDE drive controller interface.

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what does IDE support

IDE supports hard drives larger than 512 4B, enables Direct Memory Access (DMA) for speed, and uses the AT Attachment Packet Interface (ATAPI) to accommodate optical drives and tape drives on the EIDE bus

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how many pins on an EIDE

EIDE interface uses a 40-pin connector.

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PATA

Parallel ATA refers to the parallel version of the ATA drive controller interface.

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SATA

Serial ATA refers to the serial version of the ATA drive controller interface.

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how many pins on a SATA

SATA interface uses a 7-pin data connector.

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eSATA-

External Serial ATA provides a hot-swappable, external interface for SATA drives

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what is hot swapping

hot-swapping is the ability to connect and disconnect a device while a computer is powered on.

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what does eSATA interface with

the eSATA interface connects an external SATA drive using a 7-pin connector.

14

how long can an esata cable be

the cable can be up to 6.56 ft (2 m) in length.

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SCSI

Small Computer System Interface is a drive controller interface that can connect up to 15 drives.

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what can SCSI connect

SCSI can connect both internal and external drives.

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how many pins does SCSI use

A SCSI interface uses a 25-pin, 50-pin, or 68-pin connector.

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what does RAID provide

RAID provides a way to store data across multiple hard disks for redundancy.

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what does Raid appear as to the operating system

To the operating system, RAID appears as one logical disk.

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Parity

detects data errors.

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Striping

Writes data across multiple drives.

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mirroring

stores duplicate data on a second drive.