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Preface
Appendixes
A. Standard ATA/ATAPI (PATA/SATA/FATA)
A.1 ATA (ATA-1, IDE)
A.2 ATA-2 (EIDE, Fast-ATA)
A.3 ATA-3
A.4 ATA/ATAPI-4
A.5 ATA/ATAPI-5
A.6 ATA/ATAPI-6
A.7 ATA/ATAPI-7
B. Standard SCSI
Table 3: Overview of SCSI
Table 4: SCSI cables
D. Standard SATA
Picture 1: SATA logo
D.1 The Different Modes of SATA Controllers
D.1.1 Emulating Parallel ATA Mode
D.1.2 Native Serial ATA Mode
D.2 SATA II Features
D.2.1 Native Command Queuing (NCQ)
D.2.2 Non-Zero Offsets in DMA Setup
D.2.3 DMA Setup FIS Auto-Activate Optimization
D.2.4 Device-Initiated Interface Power State Transitions
D.3 Serial ATA Hardware Register Interface
D.4 Naming Conventions for Serial ATA Products
D.5 Supports for Serial ATA in Windows
D.6 Identifying modes of SATA Controllers
Picture 2: Serial ATA vs. Parallel ATA Device Diagram
Picture 3: Serial ATA Cables and Connectors (Source: Molex)
D.7 Notices about SATA
D.7.1 The SATA cable connector is not shielded
D.7.2 Variety of problems
D.7.3. Specifications
E. Standard IEEE 1394
E.1 Evolution of standard IEEE 1394
Specification 1394
Comments and limitations
Picture 4: 4-pin and 6-pin FireWire connectors
Compare 1394 and USB
Table 6: IEEE 1394 vs. USB 1.1
U. Standard USB
J. SI Units
Table 7: Prefixes for decimal multiplies of SI units
Table 8: Prefixes for binary multiplies
O. The BIOS Hard Disk Limitations
28/48-bit LBA in Windows
O.1 Limit 504/528 MB
O.2 Limit 2.1 GB
O.3 Limit 3.2 GB
O.4 Limit 4.2 GB
O.5 Limit 7.9/8.4 GB
O.6 Limit 32 GB
O.6.1 Hardware limit
O.6.2 Windows 95 limit
O.6.3 ScanDisk limit
O.7 Limit 64 GB
O.7.1 FDISK
O.7.2 FORMAT
O.8 Limit 137 GB
O.9 Limit 512 GB
O.10 Limit 2.2 TB
O.11 Limit 128 PB
P. Parallel and Serial interface
P.1 Introducing SAS and SATA
P.2 Multiple layers of compatibility
S. File systems
S.1 File systems FAT/NTFS
S.1.1 FAT16
S.1.2 FAT32
S.1.3 NTFS
S.1.4 Size limitations
S.1.5 DVD formats
Table 16: DVD formats
S.2 MBR (Master Boot Record)
S.3 Type of disk partitions
Diagnostics partition ID 12h
G. Glossary
G.1 Buses
G.2 Basic terms
Z. References
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