Well guys what is the difference between these two. I am looking to buy a drive but not sure which one is the right one to buy. I have a pc with the grey ribbon like cable/wireing. Would this mean its a ATA drive? I am confuse.
Err, for posterity it doesn't matter what colour the cable is. I've blue, pink, red and purple sata cables, white, grey, transparent and orange ide cables. The most obvious visual difference being that ide cables have an approx 2" adaptor plug whilst sata has only an approx 1" adaptor plug.