Originally posted by winblowz
ok so pretty much... I THINK SCSIs are the fastest w/ something like 15000 rpm which is really fast... IDEs are generally 7200 rpm which IS SLOW...
You can buy IDE hard drives w/ faster spindle rates but you will pay a higher price obviously and unless you're running special applications on your PC, i doubt the average joe user at home could really justify the higher cost, unless he just wants bragging rights.
Last I looked at SATA drives (about a year ago) they were quite a bit higher than IDE, from the sounds of it, maybe they have come down in price a lot.