EIDE versus SATA drives

  Splodge 17:12 09 Aug 08

Hi all,

I am looking to upgrade my EIDE WD 80Gb hard drive with something bigger.

However, search as I might, I cannot find one of around 200Gb, 7200 speed and I wondered if I can use these new types instead, particularly as I back up to a WD 200 Gb Eide drive.

Are they compatable and what is the difference please?

  jack 17:25 09 Aug 08
  Splodge 17:29 09 Aug 08


your link doesn't actually tell me the differences or compabibility!

  Pamy 18:09 09 Aug 08

Hi Splodge, is it going to be put inside your computer.? If so, does youe mother board have a SATA conector?, If not you will have problems fitting it. You would have to buy a SATA , PCI board then connect it to that.

  Splodge 18:25 09 Aug 08

Thank you, Pamy!

Exactly what I needed to know!

My computer is a Sony but several years old, bought before I had heard of SATA, so not there I guess!

I will just search for a new EIDE drive.

Thanks again.

  Pamy 18:37 09 Aug 08
  Ditch999 18:41 09 Aug 08

EIDE is also referred to as ATA with sometimes 133, 100 or 66 after it. eg ATA133
Heres one 160GB click here
Heres a 250GB click here
You also need to make sure that its 3.5" if its for a desktop PC.

But I would check and see if you have SATA on your PC first.

  woodchip 19:23 09 Aug 08

160GB and 250GB click here

  Splodge 19:31 09 Aug 08

Thank you all.

Much obliged.


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