IDE HD Terms

  bgrave 19:29 21 Jun 2006

It is some time since I bought a new HD, I am confused by some of the terms used.

My Mainboard supports Ultra DMA 66/100 40 Pin IDC.

The HD that i am looking at is a Western Dig. Caviar 1600JB ATA-100

Is this a match made in heaven or not


  ade.h 19:33 21 Jun 2006

UDMA is a sort of communication type; DMA common to all modern hard-disks. ATA is the interface type (parallel in this case). Your board supports ATA-66 and ATA-100.

  ade.h 19:33 21 Jun 2006

Oh, and IDE is the connector type, but you probably knew that bit.

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