Originally Posted by gt7sanremo
Wikipedia is not a reliable source. Anyone can write anything on there if they wanted.
Anyone who says that does not understand Wikipedia. It has been proven several times independently that it is more reliable and up to date than the Encyclopedia Britannica.
Also there is a huge performance difference between SATA and and Ide. first thing is SATA is a physical form factor and a data protocol. Ide is a physical form factor. When people refer to Ide they tend to mean PATA. Or Parallel ata. Sata is Serial ata.
The biggest problem with Sata is that many things like hard drives aren't fast enough alone to take full advantage of Sata, so there is very little performance increase. You really only see SATA shine when you have many drives hooked up.
Another thing is Ide is being forced out of the market. P35 and p45 motherboards have some compatibility issues with Ide drives.
When it comes down to it yo really should jsut get SATA. They will have to totally give up Ide sooner or later and cd drives aren't something you want to have to continually buy.