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Sata & Normal Hard Disk


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#1 Verons88

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Posted 02 December 2006 - 06:54 PM

Hi, does anyone know what is the different between SATA HDD and Normal HDD?

I've just bought a new external (portable Hard disk) with a casing. It's a 160GB Seagate (3.5").
When I look back at my catalog, I notice it was labeled as normal Hard Disk.
My pc has a 'SATA' hard disk when I 1st bought it.

The reason I buy the portable hard disk is to save / back up all my files, in case my pc crashed.

Btw, anyone know how I can get the profile / informations for my pc hard drive?
I need to know the model, brand, etc. I've used Belarc Advisor, CPUZ, Syspec, but still can't find the info i need for my hard drive.

Thanks in advance
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Posted 02 December 2006 - 07:16 PM

Look under hardware/storage devices after downloading the program below and running it. It will give you the info on your harddrive.

http://www.gtopala.com/
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Posted 02 December 2006 - 09:22 PM

i'm not entirely sure what normal means in that context, since SATA would be considered normal. SATA refers to the type of connection the hard drive uses. PATA was the standard for a long time (the long grey ribbons) and now SATA is becoming pretty popular. it's faster and smaller.

that's my understanding, at least.

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Posted 03 December 2006 - 12:42 AM

I found a very good explanation here.

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#5 Verons88

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Posted 13 December 2006 - 07:30 PM

Thank you, dogslikeus, buddy215 & dc3. (thanks for the usefull links for the info)
Veronica Yeoh




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