Serial ATA is the new controller thing, radically different
from years-old parallel ATA IDE.
If one gets a new machine with a new M/B which supports SATA
and comes with a SATA HD, how's a guy to connect his current
CD-RW which fits only a parallel cable (and any other HD
that he might have around, if only to transfer data onto
the new one)?
Do new M/B also have parallel connectors or are there cards
that connect through a slot?