Are PATA Hard drives the same as IDE Hard drives

  Koochy 16:03 18 Jul 2007

Hi all just a quicky my dads IDE hard drive has just passed on to the other side and upon searching for a new one i can only find SATA or PATA drives, I know SATA drives are different to IDE drives but what about PATA. And another thing is there any restriction on the size of a single hard drive a computer can take as the one he had was only 100GB and he is wanting approx 250GB.


  Trackrat 16:10 18 Jul 2007

PATA is an IDE drive.
Yes you can fit a 250gb drive.

  Koochy 16:16 18 Jul 2007

Thanks for the quick response.


  Stuartli 18:17 18 Jul 2007

The P is for Parallel.

If you are intending to buy a 250GB drive, you might as well go for a 300GB/320GB - the difference in cost is negligable - or even larger.


click here

for ascending capacities and prices of top brand IDE drives.

  Koochy 09:57 20 Jul 2007

Thanks for that, i see what you mean about the price.


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