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Old 06-19-2004, 05:36 PM   #1 (permalink)
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What is the difference between and IDE hard drive and a SATA hard drive? My motherboard supports both, which would be a better choice?
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Old 06-19-2004, 05:43 PM   #2 (permalink)
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SATA: uses a smaller cord, which increases the airflow, and secondly its bw is about 150MB/s

IDE: Larger cord reduces airflow, makes case congestedand the bw is 133MB/s

I am sure that there is more info on these 2, but those are the basics
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IdE or PATA(Parallel ATA) transfer data parallelly.
SATA(Serial ATA) transfer data serially.
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Old 06-19-2004, 06:10 PM   #4 (permalink)
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use sata. it is much, much better. data rate can be up to 150% ide data transfer rate
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SATA i think i upto 150mb per second write speed, which is 17MB/S faster then IDE!

Plus SATA is not much more expensive than PATA (IDE) anymore so you may as well go for it!

Finally SATA makes for a cleaner tidier Box which is always nice to have especially when trying to take heat away from an overclocked CPU ;-)!!
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take IDE , its plug and play
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thx for the help
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I agree, IDE is the way to go unless you are really picky about what the inside of the comp looks like or if you can get another 17mbps
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something I thought of:
both drives are more or less the same, except for the transfer method
a standard PATA drive usually doesn't transfer more than about 25-30MB/s even though they have a bandwith of 100MB/s or 133MB/s
will a SATA drive transfer more than 30MB/s on average?
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SATA a bit faster than PATA but slower than SCSI.
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