This report describes the features of the main interfaces involved in storage systems. Also, the application of several interfaces in video surveillance is studied and the best choice for video recorders is discussed. At the end of the report, a comparative study is presented.
ATA (also known as IDE) stands for Advanced Technology Attachment which is used to connect hard disk drives, CD-ROM drives and similar peripherals to computers. The first ATA interface is now commonly referred as PATA (parallel ATA), working based on parallel transmission. It provides a transfer rate of 133 Mb/s.