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sata ide hard drives

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by zxr4001, Feb 12, 2007.

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  1. zxr4001

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    whats the difference between the two
     
  2. gurutech

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    IDE are also called PATA (Parallel ATA) drives. They typically use 40- or 80- pin ribbon cables to connect to the system board.

    SATA drives are "Serial ATA" drives, and provide much faster throughput, but use a different interface to connect to the system board (typically a 4-pin wire, non-ribbon cable).
     
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