Hard drive connectors

  ashleycardwell94 12:42 24 Apr 2011
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What's the difference between IDE and Pata? What's E-SATA? is it an extension from the motherboard to the outside? Also, if your using E-SATA, how is the drive powered?

thanks in advance.

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 13:21 24 Apr 2011
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IDE (EIDE)and Pata are the same ESATA to connect and external sata drive (cable length is the problem, external sata drives will need their own power supply just like a USB drive case.

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