Fibre Attached Technology Adapted (FATA) or FC-ATA is a type of computer hard disk drive. FATA is simply the low cost ATA orSATA disk drive equipped with a small external converter, that bridges the interface to Fibre Channel (FC).
FATA is essentially FC attached disk drive with dual porting similar to a regular FC disk drive. The big difference is in the price and lower performance -- putting FATAon par as an alterative to Serial Advanced Technology Attachment (SATA) disk drives offered by other vendors.
Short for Fibre Channel ATA FATA is a hybrid hard drive first introduced by HP in 2004 that combines both Fibre Channel and ATA technologies. FATA drives use an ATA drive mechanism, offering the same performance and capacity as a standard ATA drive, but also feature a Fibre Channel connector, which enables the FATA drive to be used where conventional Fibre Channel drives are currently connected.