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Old 06-08-2004, 11:39 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default HDD: Difference Between SCSI, IDE & SATA

What is the difference between these three formats of Hard Drives?

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Old 06-08-2004, 01:17 PM   #2 (permalink)
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IDE is the standard and is ok, SATA is a faster form of IDE that costs a few bucks more. I recommend SATA. SCSI is where the hardrive has its own communications bus, it is faster but costs an arm and a leg. Bad cost to performance ratio. I would get SATA.

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Old 06-08-2004, 04:35 PM   #3 (permalink)
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i think.... Ultra320 SCSI (16-bit Wide) 320 MByte/sec is the fastest of them all. generally SCSI is the fastest and is used where speed is critical like serving a large Ecommerce website. you do not see SCSI much anymore because IDE and SATA are so much cheaper. for some people it would cost MORE than just an arm & a leg. I would recommend SATA too or ATA133
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