ATA timeline

  • ATA

    Starting around 1990, an interface called advanced technology attachment (ATA) appeared that now virtually monopolizes the hard drive market.
  • 80286-powered PC AT

    When IBM unveiled the 80286-powered IBM PC AT in the early 1980's it introduced the first PC to include BIOS to suppoet for hard drives.
  • AT Attachment

    TO address problems, Western Digital and Compaq developed a new hard drive interface and placed this specification before the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) commities, which in turn put out the AT Attachment (ATA) interface in March of 1989
  • EIDE

    Regular IDE drives quickly disappeared, and by 1995, EIDE drives dominated the PC world.