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it wrong, the drive would appear to be smaller than it actually was, and if you really messed these parameters up, the drive wouldn't work at all. Fortunately, we don't have to worry about this today. The firmware on the SATA drive talks to themotherboard firmware and tells it everything that it needs to know. So all we have to do is make sure that the drive is listed. And if this drive will store the operating system, then we also need to make sure that the drive is listed as the bootable hard disk drive. Now of course, if you make any changes,be sure you save them before you exit out of your BIOS or UFI configuration utility. Of course, before you can save any data on the drive, it will have to be partitioned and formatted with the file system. Now, if you're going to install an operating system on this drive, then you don't actually have to worry about it, because the operating system installer will actually partition and format the drive for you.But, if this'll be a data drive, then you will need to use the appropriate tool provided by your operating system to partition and then format the drive with a file system. Now the way this is done will vary, depending upon whether using Windows, Linux, or the Mac OS. Summary 5:43-5:57 That's it for this lesson. In this lesson, we reviewed how to install a SATA drive in a PC system. We talked about physically installing the drive, we talked about connecting power to the drive, we talked about connecting the data cable to the drive, and then we talked about verifying that the drive was detected by the BIOS or the UFI firmware. Serial ATA (SATA) is computer bus technology primarily designed for the transfer of data from a hard disk. SATA: Uses serial communication (meaning each device is on its own channel) Provides built-in support for disk protection methods Provides for easy configuration--just connect the device to the SATA port
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Has an L-shaped connector Supports external devices through the external SATA (also called eSATA) standard. eSATA is faster than USB and FireWire SATA is the latest generation of standards for hard disk and other storage devices. You should be familiar with the following SATA standards: Standard Description SATA1 SATA1 is the original SATA standard. It provided for 1.5 Gbps (150 MBps) data transfer. SATA2 The second generation of SATA devices support up to 3 Gbps (300 MBps). SATA2 includes the following enhancements: Xbox360 hard disk interface (called xSATA) Hot pluggable support, allowing drives to be added and removed while the system is running Improved connectors to reduce ESD, improve usability, and extend life when used with external devices Native Command Queuing (NCQ) for increased performance Port multiplier support, allowing multiple devices to be connected to a single SATA port SATA3 The third generation of SATA devices support up to 6 Gbps (600 MBps).
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