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#1 xXAlphaXx

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Posted 08 July 2008 - 10:11 AM

I was helping a friend of mine build a computer when I realized a few things that I can't remember or don't know.

IDE= Older hard drives and CD/DVD-ROM

SATA = newer hard drives

EIDE = ??????

PATA= ????? (Is this floppy?)

SCSI = Expensive. Hot swappable.


Can some one confirm that for me?


Also do hard drives or RAM need drivers?

If hard drives do how would they function with out a previous file system or operating system on the drive? It doesnt seem logic unless it was stored in the BIOS or the ram...
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Posted 08 July 2008 - 07:09 PM

IDE= Older hard drives and CD/DVD-ROM

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Integrated_Drive_Electronics

SATA = newer hard drives

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SATA


EIDE = ??????

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/EIDE

PATA= ????? (Is this floppy?)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Parallel_Adva...logy_Attachment

SCSI = Expensive. Hot swappable.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SCSI#Other_SCSI_interfaces

Also do hard drives or RAM need drivers?

No, but you need a driver for the hard drive bus. That is included wiyh the motherboard drivers

Edited by garmanma, 08 July 2008 - 07:21 PM.

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Posted 09 July 2008 - 09:21 AM

Hehe thanks

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