Hard Drives- What is what?

  Pererin 13:31 13 Apr 2007
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Hi Gang, I am about to add an extra drive to my machine but all these letters are confusing as to the correct choice, IDE, ATA etc. All I know is that my PC has a SATA dard drive, any help is as always welcome and thanks in advance.

  MAJ 13:41 13 Apr 2007

IDE, ATA, PATA, UDMA are basically all the same, different names for the same thing. They connect to the motherboard using an IDE connection and the old flat ribbon cable. SATA (Serial ATA) is the new faster connection. If your computer is already using a SATA drive, then that's the one to go for, chances are you'll have a connection on the motherboard to connect it to.

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 13:56 13 Apr 2007

Pata/ Sata Connection
click here

  Pererin 22:12 14 Apr 2007

Thanks Gang, that makes things clear and easy for me.

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