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Old 07-19-2007, 02:22 PM   #1
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Default serial & parallel ???

just wanting to no whats the difference between serial and parallel transmission

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Old 07-19-2007, 03:15 PM   #2
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Default Re: serial & parallel ???

In a nutshell, serial consists of a single bit-stream of data, parallel features multiple single bit-streams running concurrently.

The difference between SATA and PATA is another matter though. SATA is faster than the older IDE parallel method, because despite the fact that it also employs a single data stream, technology advances have increased the overall transmission speed to the point where it can outperform traditional IDE.
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