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Old 08-28-2003, 05:21 PM   #1 (permalink)
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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 = $49.00...it'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?

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Old 08-28-2003, 08:10 PM   #2 (permalink)
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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.
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Old 08-29-2003, 12:52 PM   #3 (permalink)
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$80 for a 40gb isnt that great of a deal, here look:

http://www.basoncomputer.com/MX54098U8_O/item.aspx

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

here:

http://store.yahoo.com/justdeals/gsgen120gb.html

for only $6 more than you would be paying now you can have a 120GB HDD
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about 90% of the time the nwer drives are still backward compatible with the older interface and vice versa
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