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Can I use a serial ATA hd to add with my ATA 100 hd

By Sound Man
Dec 12, 2008
  1. Hi All

    I just removed my old Hard Drive Hoping to find out what it was so I could match for my new one I'm going to Buy but didn't get a lot of info on the HD.So I looked and found this.

    This is the 60GB HD in there Right now

    http://www.afterdawn.com/hardware/product_details.cfm/3672/western_digital_caviar_wd600bb

    I wanted to know if these are the same Type and would work as a Slave HD

    http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applicati...slc.asp?CatId=139&name=Serial-ATA-Hard-Drive&

    I'm just very lost on this as it says IDE/ATA 100,But don't see any on TigerDirect.ca like that.

    I hope I can get some help from the pros on this

    Thanks a lot
     
  2. raybay

    raybay TS Evangelist Posts: 10,716   +6

    Tiger has a great number of them like that. Take a look at
    http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/category/category_slc.asp?CatId=134&name=ATA-IDE-Hard-Drive&
    if it is a desktop computer. There are similar entries for laptop EIDE PATA drives at
    http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicat...ame=2.5-ide-drive&Nav=|c:1277|&Sort=0&Recs=10

    And of course Directron, NewEgg, ZipZoomFly, Outpost.com, Frys, CDW, PCMall, TechDepot, and many, many others have both PATA/EIDE and SATA Drives from which you can choose. I suggest you stay away from Hitachi and Maxtor because of their high failure rates, but Seagate, Toshiba, Western Digital, Samsung, and Fujitsu make great drives which will provide you a long life.
     
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