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SATA vs. IDE


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jbel40

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I was thing of installing two SATA 80GB drives or two 80GB IDE drives. What do you recommend. Basically I want to have one to use all major programs (graphics and DVD games) and another for backup and smaller programs (utilities and games).


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KennyD

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Serial is faster (at least 150MB/s transfer rate, as opposed to most IDE's which are about 100MB/s). Hitachi has an 80GB serial drive with a 300MB/s transfer rate!!!! Since I do a lot of audio/video work, it will be my next drive, very shortly.

As far as installation, neither is difficult, but I must say that having that little tiny cable is much neater looking and easier to manipulate. I've had to work on machines with 4 IDE drives and cables can be a mess.

Edited by KennyD, 04 August 2005 - 11:22 AM.

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