What is SATA Hard Drive | Everything About SATA Drives

Jean updated on Sep 17, 2019 to Resource | How-to Articles

Summary

Out of curiosity or necessity, you may want to know what a SATA hard drive is, what its advantages are, and how to apply it to your desktops, laptops, or servers. If that's what you want, you can get your needs fulfilled reading the paragraphed detailed below.

What is SATA Hard Drive

Definition

Serial Advanced Technology Attachment, often abbreviated SATA or S-ATA, is a serial link - a single cable with a minimum of four wires creates a point-to-point connection between devices. As an evolution of the older Parallel ATA physical storage interface, SATA host-adapters and devices communicate via a high-speed serial cable.

Data Recovery SATA Hard Drive

According to Wikipedia, SATA computer bus, a storage-interface for connecting host bus adapters (most commonly integrated into laptop computers and desktop motherboards) to mass storage devices (such as hard disk drives and optical drives), offers several compelling advantages over the older parallel ATA/"EIDE" interface: reduced cable-bulk and cost (7 pins vs 40 pins), faster and more efficient data transfer, and the ability to remove or add devices while operating (hot swapping).

Advantage

Transfer rates for Serial ATA begin at 150MBps. One of the main design advantages of Serial ATA is that the thinner serial cables facilitate more efficient airflow inside a form factor and also allow for smaller chassis designs. In contrast, IDE cables used in parallel ATA systems are bulkier than Serial ATA cables and can only extend to 40cm long, while Serial ATA cables can extend up to one meter.

Reliable Data recovery from SATA Hard Drive

Anyway, no matter how wonderful SATA is, accidents may happen for some reasons, say, accidental file deletion, format, partition loss or damage, virus attack, unexpected system shutdown, etc. And any one accident along with previous or important data loss may drive you crazy. However, bad news always comes with good news, if data loss happens, data recovery is also impossible. Data recovery software can recover data from SATA hard drive.

EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard enables you to recover, undelete, unformat data from SATA drive, hard drive, USB drive, memory card, memory stick, camera card, Zip drive, floppy disk or other storage media under Windows. Please refer to this article for the step by step recovery process by this SATA drive recovery tool.

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Complete Partition Management Software for SATA Hard Drive

If the partitions on your SATA hard drive cannot satisfy the needs, say, the system partition runs out of place due to system updates or any other reasons, your system will run slow and the performance of the computer will be degraded. EaseUS Partition Master is a good choice to solve this problem.

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Secure Data Backup Software for SATA Hard Drive

If your data on the SATA drive has been overwritten by new content, then the chance to recover tem will be little. For better data security of the SATA hard drive, EaseUS offer you backup software - EaseUS Todo Backup. It provides system backup & restore, hard disk or partition backup & restore, disk clone to protect your system and disk. It can back up whole PC, including the operating system plus your data, applications, settings and everything!

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Frequently Asked Questions

1. Why choose EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard?

"EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard is the best we've seen. It's far from perfect, partly because today's advanced disk technology makes data-recovery more difficult than it was with the simpler technology of the past, but it's fast and efficient..."PCMag

"The first thing you'll notice about EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard Pro is that its interface is very clear and uncluttered, with only a small collection of self-explanatory controls. You won't find lots of extra options hidden in a system of hidden menus, either; what you see really is what you get."techradar

"Recover lost files, even after deleting a partition or formatting your drive."Macworld

2. Why cannot I recover 2GB data for free?

It is recommended to check the version installed is Free or Trial because they are different versions.

Trial has data preview function but cannot save any files, while the Free version enables to recover 2 GB files. The default free space is 500 MB and you may share the product on social media to get another 1.5 GB.

3. Why cannot the recovered files be opened?

A file is saved as 2 parts on the storage device: directory info (which is comprised by file name, time stamp and size info, etc.) and data content.

If the files with original file names and folder structures cannot be opened, one possible reason is the corrupted directory info. There is still a chance to recover the data content with the RAW Recovery method in our software.

4. Why isn't it suggested to recover the files back to the original drive?

The storage structure of the lost files would be altered or damaged by any changes on the drive. If you save the recovered files back to the same drive, the original data structures and data content would be corrupted or overwritten, which causes permanent data loss. So you should prepare another disk to save the files.

5. How can I check whether my data is recoverable or not before purchase?

The Free version helps you save 2GB files to better verify the recovery quality of our product before purchase.

6. How long does it take to scan the drive?

It strongly depends on the capacity of your hard drive and the performance of your computer. As reference,most drive recoveries can be completed in around 10 to 12 hours for a 1-TB healthy hard drive in general conditions.

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