Advanced Technology Attachment (ATA)

Technology / Computers / Advanced Technology Attachment (ATA): This is a disk drive implementation developed by the Small Form Factor (SFF) Committee that integrates the controller on the disk drive itself. There are many versions of ATA, which include ATA: Also known as as IDE, supports one or two hard drives, a 16-bit interface and PIO modes 0, 1 and 2. ATA-2: Supports faster PIO modes (3 and 4) and multiword DMA modes (1 and 2). Also supports logical block addressing (LBA) and block transfers. ATA-2 is marketed as Fast ATA and Enhanced IDE (EIDE). ATA-3: Minor revision to ATA-2. Ultra-ATA: Also called Ultra-DMA, ATA-33, and DMA-33, supports multiword DMA mode 3 running at 33 MBps. ATA/66: A version of ATA proposed by Quantum Corporation, and supported by Intel, that doubles ATA's throughput to 66 MBps., ATA/100: An updated version of ATA/66 that increases data transfer rates to 100 MBps.

Other Words for Attachment

Attachment Noun Synonyms: fastening, connection, tie, link, bond
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Gene Chip Technology

Science / Genetics / Gene Chip Technology: Development of cdna microarrays from a large number of genes. Used to monitor and measure changes in gene expression for each gene represented on the chip. MORE

High Speed Technology (HST)

Technology / Computers / High Speed Technology (HST): Before the invention of the CCITT V.32 modem standards for 9600 BPS modems, US Robotics invented a proprietary protocol that runs even faster at 14,400 BPS. It became popular on US bulletin board syst MORE

Incident Light Attachment

Entertainment / Photography / Incident Light Attachment: Accessory for a hand held exposure meter which allows it to give incident light readings. Many models come with this accessory permanently attached. MORE

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