I am preparing for the CompTIA A+ 1001 exam and have the following question in the practice test: which two common types of IDE interfaces are used in computers? The answer to this question is PATA and SATA.
To be honest, I wasn't expecting SATA as IDE interface.
SATA and PATA are bus interfaces, is it right?
AHCI and IDE are transfer protocols.
I know SATA is backwards compatible, but AHCI is dedicated to SATA, isn't it?
Is the practice test's answer correct? Can anyone explain why SATA is IDE interface, not AHCI?