By bhanugnt
May 25, 2007
  1. I would like to know difference between IDE and SATA hard disk drives.:)
  2. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 10,742   +421

    Different interface. Same internal components. SATA has a brighter future, IDE will be phased out. SATA allows for higher data transfer rates. SATA has a thinner data cable than IDE.
  3. Tedster

    Tedster Techspot old timer..... Posts: 6,002   +15

    The maximum transfer rate of PATA - aka IDE, ATA is 133

    SATA starts at 150 and goes up from there.

    SATA II is 300

    The cables are smaller, and there is no "jumping" or slaving of drives.
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