some completely random n00b questions

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Uba N00b

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ok not sure if this is the place cos this is a load of "What Is" questions

any answers would be nice XD

1)What Is a Molex?
2)what is Ide
3)what is the difference between:
A)a floppy Ide
and B)CD Ide
Or C)HDD Ide


thanks

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Molex - a type of plug used to attach power cords to the components inside a pc.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:Molex_female_connector.jpg

IDE - a type of data cable connector used to connect hard drives and disk drives to the motherboard
http://www.gshop.com.au/images/ide_133_cable.jpg

There is no difference between a CD IDE cable and a HD IDE cable. Both CD drives and Hard Drives use the same type of cable to connect them, and you can connect up to two devices (Two HD's, two CD drives, or one of each) on a single IDE cable.

Floppy IDE cables are smaller than the HD/CD types, and only work for floppy disk drives.

IDE cables are an 'older' style of cable, which is now commonly being replaced with SATA cables, since they are smaller, thinner cables that allow for easier cable routing and better airflow inside the computer case. SATA drives are typically quieter and more efficient than their IDE counterparts.
 
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