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HARD DRIVE question - SCSI vs SATA vs EIDE

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Sphinx, Jul 14, 2004.

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  1. Sphinx

    Sphinx Thread Starter

    Aug 5, 2003
    SCSI vs SATA vs EIDE
    What are the differences between all of these?

    I'll probably not use SCSI, but I was looking at the WD raptor 10K rpm hard drive (SATA). Do you need a special motherboard or certain controller to run this hard drive? And do you need a special CABLE for it? I have tons of 80pin IDE cables, but those wouldn't work?

  2. Lurker1


    Jan 30, 2001
    Nope won't work. Different drives, cables, controllers. Some motherboards now come with the SATA interface built in. For more information check this site out. Its an OLD report on SATAs. Hard drives are now available for SATA use.

  3. sin0822


    Jul 11, 2004
    i own the 74 gig raptor. It was not supported by my mobo, so i got a host controller card for 30 dollars. It was fairly simple to set up. You boot windows, and it asks you for drivers in the beggining. You press f6 when asked, and insert the floppy. Then you find the driver, and press enter, it installs drivers for both the card and HD. Then i used western digitals copy program to copy my data from an earlier HD. Wuala! I have a bootable 10,000 rpm HD with win xp.
    The wierd thing is that the HD shows up as a SCSI drive.

    I used a Siig Host controller, PCI-TO-SATA, dual channel (supports 2 HDs)
    it was not RAID.
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