Serial ATA

  JimT 20:37 23 Mar 03

What's the difference between a Serial ATA HD and an IDE HD?

  powerless 20:41 23 Mar 03

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Serial is the newer form of connecting a Hard drive to a motherboard. The connection is physically smaller and it is meant to be also faster.

IDE is the older form of connecting up a hard drive to the motherboard, the connection is larger and speeds are slower...

But for now IDE is more than capable of meeting the demands of the computer home user.

  professor 21:53 23 Mar 03

as far as im concerned serial ata should never of even come out compleat waste of time, i have an ata 100 hdd and i get a stomping 35mb\s read and 33mb\s write


  professor 21:56 23 Mar 03

the read\write speeds i get are with a ide style connection and its blindingly fast never seen a serial connection go any faster in fact...


  professor 21:59 23 Mar 03

i guess i should make clear when i say ive never seen serial connection go any faster i mean when it comes to the communication times between pc and hdd

  jimv7 22:32 23 Mar 03

Never tried scsi then professor, I get 160mb\s read and write.

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