|The only physical difference between a SATA drive and a PATA drive is the power and data cable connections.|
PATA has a 40 pin IDE connection. SATA has 7 pin connector. PATA has a 4 pin molex power connector. SATA has a 15 pin power cable.
IDE refers to the type of interface for the drive. ATA either serial or parallel, refers to the method of transferring data along the cable.
There is no master/slave configuration on SATA drives.