IDE or Stata?
My 250 GB Western Digital that I use as backup is dead, so now I'm going to buy another 250GB or a 300GB.
My dilemma is should I go Sata or IDE, I'm planning to use a hard drive rack which I know they make for the two types.
The reasons I may go Sata is because some one told me that they are "hot swap" meaning I could just push the rack in at any time and the system will recognize the sata drive without me having to turn off the system, plug the hard drive in and then turn it back on to do the back ups.
I heard that Sata is faster than IDE but speed is not really relevant to me because I think IDE are fast enough for what I need, so the main reason I could go Sata rather than IDE is the hot swap feature.
It is true I could plug the Sata drive in at any time with my system running, back my data and then unplug it again without harming the hard drive?
Or should I go IDE?