History and Terminology
The PATA standard was originally conceived as the "PC/AT Attachment" because its primary feature was a direct connection to the 16-bit ISA bus introduced with the IBM PC/AT. The "AT" in "IBM PC/AT" refers to "Advanced Technology," but the ATA specifications simply use the name "AT Attachment", to avoid possible trademark issues with IBM.
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