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Abbrev. for Advanced Technology Attachment. A parallel interface used for attaching storage devices and supported by the IBM PC BIOS (see also IDE, EIDE). ATA was followed by ATA-2, used in the EIDE interface; the current version is ATA-7. ATA is now called Parallel ATA (PATA) to distinguish it from Serial ATA, which has largely superseded it.

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