FATA (hard disk drive)

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Fibre Attached Technology Adapted (FATA)[1][2][3] or FC-ATA is a type of computer hard disk drive. FATA is simply the low cost ATA or SATA disk drive equipped with a small external converter, that bridges the interface to Fibre Channel (FC). This allows users to use the disk in the enterprise-class disk enclosure, at about half of the cost of a native FC drive (cost per gigabyte of capacity).

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  1. ^ "Fibre Channel compared to FATA drives".
  2. ^ "FATA disk vs Fibre Channel for Exchange and SQL workloads".
  3. ^ Kovar, Joseph F. (5 April 2004). "FATA Drives Fill Hole Between ATA And Fibre Channel For Low-Cost Storage".