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Difference between ATA and SATA, and compatibility.


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#1 Swordie

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Posted 02 March 2009 - 05:37 PM

Just a question that i've been pondering about. It's hard to buy a ATA in a store nowadays.
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Posted 02 March 2009 - 05:57 PM

Thats because ATA drives are going out of fasion, I have noticed this too and when I do find one the price tends to be rather steep!

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Posted 02 March 2009 - 06:16 PM

Not a bad summary, http--www.directron.com-patasata.html .

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Posted 02 March 2009 - 07:43 PM

Newegg.com is still offering PATA (IDE) drives There comparable to SATA drives in price if you can go with SATA drive that's your best bet. IF you need help installing the new drive Let me know I just upgraded to SATA no to long ago.
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Posted 02 March 2009 - 08:50 PM

Well, I did just get a 80GB EIDE PATA for 39.99, and it's a WD Caviar. Compusa had 250 and 500GB SATA's for 69.99. So yeah. But my concern is more on the compatibility.
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Posted 03 March 2009 - 02:14 AM

Compatible with what?

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