Serial ATA (SATA) is a forward-backward compatible family of advanced computer bus interfaces for mass storage devices with hot-swapping capability and transfer speeds up to 600 MiB/s.
SSD SUPPORT IS OFF-TOPIC
"The ssd disks are from 4 to 8 times faster than a sata hdd depending on the model"
from question "VPS SSD vs Dedicated Server performances for Symfony2 app"
"As compilation is mostly reading small files i wonder if buying a fast usb key to work on can speed up compilation time compared to a standard sata drive and with a lower price than an ssd drive 16gb keys are 30"
from question "Speeding up compile time using an usb key?"