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Advanced Technology Attachment Interface with Extensions
storage, standard (ATA-2, Enhanced Integrated Drive
Electronics, EIDE) A proposed (May 1996 or earlier?)
maintaining compatibility with current IBM PC BIOS
ATA-2 provides for faster data rates, 32-bit transactions and
(in some drives) DMA
. Optional support for power saving
modes and removable devices is also in the standard.
Integrated Drive Electronics" (EIDE) around 1994.
ATA-2 was followed by ATA-3