SATA v IDE

  Ç̧ÇØ 10:51 02 Nov 04
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i am installing a second hard drive, which will b the better option.

(1) IDE 250gb

(2) SATA 250gb with pci SATA controller

which will be the faster drive

ty in advance

  jimv7 11:12 02 Nov 04

sata will be faster.

  Gongoozler 11:20 02 Nov 04

I think the speed benefits of SATA are more potential with future development than actual. The data read speed depends more on the disk spin speed than the bus speed. The other benefit of SATA is that the thin cable it uses helps the airflow inside the computer.

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