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 Post subject: IDE vs. SATA
PostPosted: Wed Nov 10, 2004 12:12 pm 
Little Foot
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Why would I want one over the other? I'm looking at a 250MB HDD in a non-RAID config.

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- Jeff

p.s., looked in the FAQ - was hoping to find answers to this there but it wasn't that kind of FAQ. Is there a "here's what all these terms mean and why" FAQ?


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 10, 2004 12:17 pm 
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Go for SATA, and the price to size ratio of a 200 giger is much easier on the wallet.


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 10, 2004 12:22 pm 
Little Foot
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OK, but what is the difference and why is one "better" over the other?

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 10, 2004 12:25 pm 
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SATA is better because of smaller cables and dedicated channels. The drives themselves have no differences or inheret speed advantages with the few exceptions of the NCQ drives. When NCQ catches on and is supported in all sata drives it will make them more compelling because of the added efficiency.


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