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  1. Wozzer

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    Hello all,

    Could someone please explain the diffrences between:

    IDE Drives And Sata Drives ?

    Thanks,

    Wasley
     
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    ide = historical interface for harddrive and optical drives
    thick cable, large 20+ pins plug
    one IDE channel can support 2 drives (1 slave, 1 master) on the same cable

    sata = newest interface
    provides higher bandwith
    thin flat cable, smal plug
     
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    Cheers guys. Sata it is then !
     
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    Yea don't buy anything IDE now, sata cables are smaller and generally a bit faster but not by much.
     
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    I believe IDE is being phased out once and for all with the new x58 boards, except for the darn floppy drive! Why don't they make a SATA floppy drive out of interest?
     
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    Thanks to all that helped
     
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    Maybe because they have a stockpile of the old floppy's? cause most of us didn't even use them when they were available. :rolleyes:
     
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    Dont really need a SATA floppy drive. Lots of motherboards support USB floppy emulation, ie, making your USB thumb act like a floppy drive.
     

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