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ide or sata ?

Discussion in 'Storage Drives' started by stryder, 1 Feb 2006.

  1. stryder

    Hitman

    Joined: 24 Apr 2003

    Posts: 983

    Location: greater manchester

    hi
    i think my current hdd is due for replacing as its starting to make some strange noises, the thing is that i have always gone for ide drives but was wondering wether or not i should get a sata hdd this time, which are the better type of drive and why? and if the sata drives are better can i use one with my current board?
    any advice would be greatly appreciated.
     
  2. smids

    Soldato

    Joined: 18 Dec 2004

    Posts: 6,660

    Location: London/Kent

    SATA. Yes, your board is fine. Why? Cabling is much tidier, no problems with master slave etc like on IDE. Also, transfer rates are slightly improved (1-2MB/s) but well worth having something which is the future.
     
  3. stryder

    Hitman

    Joined: 24 Apr 2003

    Posts: 983

    Location: greater manchester

    thanks mate , i think i`ll definitely go for the sata this time! :)