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Glossary of Computer and Internet Terms
A glossary of computer and Internet terms with definitions that are easy to understand.
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ATA or Advanced Technology Attachment is the term used to describe a standard interface used to connect CD-ROM drives and hard disks inside a computer without the need of a a specific controller supporting the drive. The motherboard still has to support an ATA connection but there is no requirement for a SCSI card normally used for a SCSI hard drive, for example.