|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.
|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.