In Pictures: 13 PC technologies that need to disappear, stat!

Some technology hangs on long after it's needed

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1. Parallel ATA (PATA) PATA (Parallel Advanced Technology Attachment), also known as IDE (Integrated Device Electronics), is so old that you might never have heard of it.

Originally designed as an interface for mechanical hard drives and optical drives way back in 1986, the standard was superseded by Serial ATA (SATA) more than ten years ago.

So why is it still making appearances today?

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