What are IDE,SATA,ATA ect. differences

By swker98
Feb 21, 2005
  1. i just want somebody to explain to me what cables (ex. IDE, SATA, ATA) connect and what the differces are.

  2. Nodsu

    Nodsu TS Rookie Posts: 5,837   +6

    Cables in general connect electrical devices to each other or are used in buildings to hold things.

    The types of cables you named connect hard drives to hard drive controllers. IDE and ATA are two names for exactly the same thing. SATA is the new standard supposed to replace ATA.
  3. swker98

    swker98 TechSpot Paladin Topic Starter Posts: 1,077

    thanks for your help i did not know that
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