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Posted on Wednesday, September 18, 2002 - 2:11 am:   

I am buying a new motherboard and it has a SATA controller what is that????
Posted on Wednesday, September 18, 2002 - 10:33 am:   

The link below will explain.
Philip Sugden
Posted on Sunday, September 29, 2002 - 10:30 am:   

I am currently teaching an A+ plus class. My question relates to Hard drive controllers. On Modern Motherboards (1998-2002)where is the Physical location of a Hard drive controller, is it on the Motherboard (as in ATA 33,66,100 and 133) or are these controllers on the Hard drive itself.


Posted on Sunday, September 29, 2002 - 11:44 am:   

What you are refering to is an ide controller and there are two and both are on the motherboard. The controllers handle not only hard drives, but dvd drives,cd-rom drives,cdrw drives etc.
In the early days before there was a standard set, hard drives and the like came with their own contoller card that plugged into the motherboard. Just the same as modem cards and sound cards do today. Cd-rom drives plugged into the sound card.

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