When starting out Hackintoshing, there can be a lot of daunting terms and jargon. In this section, I will attempt to define many of these terms.
Basic Input/Output System The BIOS is the first thing that launches when you start your computer. The BIOS is built into a chip on your motherboard. It is responsible for basic low-level settings, over-clocking and starting the bootloader.
Read more: How to Configure BIOS for a Hackintosh
Serial ATA Connector This is the cable type and interface between your hard drives and motherboard.
The bootloader is a piece of software that is initiated by the bios. It allows you to select what drive or partition to boot to and starts the kernel.