With data transfer speeds up to 150 MBytes/sec and a new and improved architecture, Serial ATA (SATA) hard drives, CD-ROMs, CD-RWs, DVDs, and removable storage devices are quickly gaining popularity. Ensure the fastest and most stable performance from your SATA devices with the SATA36, the new Serial ATA cable from StarTech.com.¤¤The 7-pin Serial ATA architecture replaces the wide, bulky 40-pin Parallel ATA interface. At barely over a quarter-inch wide, these small cables will vastly improve airflow in your case and reduce clutter. Serial ATA specifies a point-to-point connection that allows for easy cable routing within a system. This avoids master/slave, "daisy-chaining, " and termination issues. SATA's keyed connectors prevent broken or bent pins and allow a firmly seated connection with minimal pressure.