The Serial ATA International Organization (SATA-IO) is an independent, non-profit organization developed by and for leading industry companies. Officially formed in July 2004, the SATA-IO provides the storage industry with guidance and support for implementing the SATA specification.

The SATA-IO is dedicated to sustaining the quality, integrity and distribution of SATA supported technology by maintaining the specification and creating future interface features and specifications that promote SATA storage into the next decade.

Members of the SATA-IO have the ability to influence, or directly contribute to the development of the SATA specifications. Learn more about becoming a member of the SATA-IO. 


Frequently Asked Questons (FAQs)

For answers to frequently asked questions (FAQs), click here.

Technical Overview

Click here for a technical overview of SATA.

Industry Liaisons:

INCITS T13 - ATA standards committee
AHCI Specification - Advanced Host Controller Interface for SATA
IDEMA - Standards for HDDs, including the 4KB sector format for SATA drives
ATA-ATAPI - Information for developers of products using ATA, SATA, ATAPI, CF and other ATA interfaces
SNIA Solid State Storage Initiative


Contact Information

SATA-IO Administration
3855 SW 153rd Drive 
Beaverton, Oregon 97003 USA

Tel: +1 503-619-0572
Fax: +1 503-644-6708