SATA is the abbreviated form of Serial Advanced Technology Attachment. The current standard technology for connecting a hard drive or SSD to the rest of the computer. SATA is a single cable with a minimum of four wires that helps create a point-to-point connection between devices. If you wish, you can speed up SATA hard drives in Windows 7 and Windows Vista.
Speed up SATA hard drives
In Windows, by default, the advanced write caching feature of SATA hard drives is not enabled. To enable it, write ‘devmgmt.msc‘ in start menu search bar and hit enter to open the Device Manager.
In the left side, select Disk Drives and rightt-click on it.
Open its Properties and go to Policies tab.
There select Enable Advanced Performance.
This will help you speed up SATA hard drives in Windows 7.