Help on motherboard

Hi. I'm looking to get this motherboard for christmas- http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0055QYKQO/ref=s9_hps_bw_g147_ir02?pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_s=center-9&pf_rd_r=1H853RZGX3PMAMQH5VFD&pf_rd_t=101&pf_rd_p=1313187442&pf_rd_i=193870011

But I need to know, it says it supports SATA RAIDs..and on my device manager it says i have ATA Channel 1, what does this mean? Are they the same thing? or different?
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  1. SATA is just a type of ATA standard connection. The S standing for Serial. You may also see PATA, with the P meaning Parallel.

    If you're curious, the cable type is extremely easy to identify by looking at it. SATA is is quite small and flat, PATA is very wide and ribbon like.
  2. So, if i were to get this motherboard, my ata connection would work with it? Sorry, I don't know oto much about motherboards.
  3. konfliict said:
    So, if i were to get this motherboard, my ata connection would work with it? Sorry, I don't know oto much about motherboards.


    Assuming the ATA in question uses a SATA connection, then yes, it will work. The board supports SATA III, but that's fully backwards compatible if you have an older SATA type.
  4. Is there anything else I should know before purchasing this?
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