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Old 01-01-2009, 02:08 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi Everyone,

Got a quick question about a hard drive. What is the difference between a SATA and a IDE? I'm doing a gaming build and I was wondering which would be the best type to get. I'm looking at a Seagate (will post link). I'm using an ASUS M3A78-T motherboard with a AMD Phenom 9950 2.6Gz Quad-core BE processor.
Newegg.com - Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 ST3250410AS 250GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - Internal Hard Drives

Any help would be great, Thanks.

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SATA is the newer interface. that is the kind you want to get.

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SATA is the newer interface. that is the kind you want to get.
+1, SATA has a higher transfer rate too. Also you'll probably find new SATA HDs cheaper than IDE HDs
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ya sata 3g is way faster than ide.

The only thing ATi can render faster than nVidia is the BSOD

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Thanks for the help.
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