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Electronics IDE or SATA

Discussion in 'Modding' started by perkins teh modder, 24 Dec 2007.

  1. perkins teh modder

    perkins teh modder What's a Dremel?

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    whats the difference between SATA and IDE, and is one better then the other?:confused:
     
  2. Glider

    Glider /dev/null

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    A quick google will answer all your questions... Hush hush, don't be lazy!

    SATA = Serial ATA
    IDE (misused) = PATA = Parallel ATA

    Both are interfaces to HD's, CD/DVD roms,...

    Theoretically SATA is faster, but both are limited by the physical speed of the HD (platter turning, arm seeking,...)
     
  3. smaugy

    smaugy What's a Dremel?

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    HD makers will gradually stop mass-producing 4-pin IDE drives. SATA is just nicer - the cables are much neater and easier to organise and give a bit better airflow, easier to plug in and take out, hotswap on many consumer motherboards, eSATA (external sata) is doable with SMART usable, there are no jumpers, some drives have latched secure connectors, delayed spinup. Oh, and supposedly they are faster, but that will only be noticeable when we get cheaper SATA solid state drives (== superspeed RAID!)..
     
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    perkins teh modder What's a Dremel?

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  5. GoodBytes

    GoodBytes How many wifi's does it have?

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    SATA HDD is a bit faster then IDE HDD.
    But the nice thing about SATA, is that it's currently limited by the HDD speed. But later on, over the years when we will get very good solid state drives, that are way faster then HDD. SATA will shine.
     

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