SATA vs IDE
Greetings to everyone. My question could be a rather research intensive one. My current setup on my computer is:
Intel P4 2.4Ghz 400Mhz FSB
Aopen Motherboard ( I actually forgot the model number)
512MB RDRAM (I know stupid move right)
Radeon 9200 64MB AGP
Creative Labs Audigy Sound Card
80GB 7200RPM IDE Western Digital (No cache, nor any type of special edition)
Plextor 52x CD Burner
Sony DVD 16x Player
All in a big yellow box.
I am currently trying to upgrade, but my wallet, and so many emerging technology are holding me back. My DVD Player recently burned out, so I replaced it with the new HP 740i DVD Burner with Lightscribe. Now that I have the capability to keep all of my friends DVDs, I dont have a place to store them. with only 8GB left on my HD. The big problem with upgrades, is so much of my hardware is out of date, to change one thing, almost means building a new system.
I would like my new system to be all SATA, and I dont want to waste any money. My current system doesnt support SATA, so is there a hard drive I could buy that will work in my old system, and still be a nice fit for my new system? I would prefer it to be SATA, but if IDE doesnt run too slow in the new system, I guess I can go with that.
I am open to all responses, I would like to hear everyones opinion. Thanks for the help.