What are three ATA hard drive interface standards that do not use a 40-connector hard drive cable?
ATA/ATAPI-4,ATA/ATAPI-5,UltraATA,fast ATA-2,ultra DMA modes0-2, DMA/33,ULTRA ATA/66,ultraDMA/66 all use an 80-conductor hard drive cable,as well as a few more standards not listed.
SATA (Serial ATA) drives are normal drives that use the SATA interface when connecting to a PC. A SATA cable is used to bridge the gap between the drive and the computers motherboard and a separate cable is used to provide power to the drive. USB, in a similar way to SATA, refers to an interface. It is possible to use a USB cable to connect a SATA drive to a USB port but only…
"American" computers, like almost all other computers in the world, have two main standards for connecting a hard drive. Older computers primarily used a standard referred to as ATA, PATA, or IDE. Newer computers use a SATA interface. If your drive is one of these two standards, you can use it in an "American" computer.