to EIDE or IDE?...that is the question? - Techist - Tech Forum

Go Back   Techist - Tech Forum > Computer Hardware > Monitors, Printers and Peripherals
Click Here to Login
Closed Thread
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 08-28-2003, 05:21 PM   #1 (permalink)
Newb Techie
Join Date: Aug 2003
Posts: 9
Default to EIDE or IDE?...that is the question?

hey guys...once again, thanks for all your help to those responding and let me add that I am really getting into 'tech' info. I am going to start taking some courses to get up to speed and it's just all so interesting, can't wait.....can you say NEW 'expensive' hobby?....move over 'fishing' it's getting too hot outside nowadays!!!

?: found really good deal on HDD...maxtor 40gb, 7200rpm, 2MB cache, 100MB/s....$79 with $30 mail-in rebate = $'s only going into an upgrade I am working on.
-problem is my HDD interface is IDE...this product is EIDE...will they be interchangeable?


ronrontx is offline  
Old 08-28-2003, 08:10 PM   #2 (permalink)
Wizard Techie
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: US
Posts: 3,313

Actually, they are one in the same (now). The "E" just stands for Enhanced.

Pre-1995, there was a difference in IDE and EIDE. I could give a history lesson, but for this question, the answer is yes.

You could say I've been around.
Shakie is offline  
Old 08-29-2003, 12:52 PM   #3 (permalink)
Ultra Techie
dethangel's Avatar
Join Date: Apr 2003
Posts: 934

$80 for a 40gb isnt that great of a deal, here look:

i would also look for a bit of a larger one, so you wont have too upgrade again as soon


for only $6 more than you would be paying now you can have a 120GB HDD
dethangel is offline  
Old 08-29-2003, 08:46 PM   #4 (permalink)
Techie Beyond Description
Apokalipse's Avatar
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: Melbourne, Australia
Posts: 14,559

about 90% of the time the nwer drives are still backward compatible with the older interface and vice versa
Apokalipse is offline  
Closed Thread

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off

Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:25 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.