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Buying a new internal hard drive..

Discussion in 'PC hardware help' started by h-k, May 2, 2005.

  1. h-k

    h-k Guest

    I'm shopping online for a new hard drive and I see
    different types like Serial ATA150 and IDE Ultra
    ATA100. Can anyone tell what the difference is and
    how do I know what kind I need? Sorry for the noob
    question but it's my first time replacing a HD.
     
  2. ddp

    ddp Moderator Staff Member

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    ide is standard on most motherboards & uses a 40pin connector cable. sata(serial ata) is on the newer boards & uses a different connector a 7pin according to my motherboard manual. you'll most likely have the 40pin ide connectors on your motherboard but check your motherboard manual or user guide.
     
  3. h-k

    h-k Guest

    Thanks for the help ddp. That is all I need to know unless you can
    recommend a good brand.
     
  4. ddp

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    i prefer maxtor but other people will say same about other brands. if no problem with current hd than go with same hd manufacturer
     
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    I've also had great success with Maxtor's.
     
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  6. h-k

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    Thanks guys, I found a good deal at Newegg on a Maxtor so I ordered it.
     
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    Good luck with your purchase. Newegg had always done good by me as well. :)
     
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    no problem, teach & learn
     
  9. hijacker

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    Western or Maxtor is what like.I personally like SATA 150 I'd take it over the 100 or 133 on IDE.
     
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    Don't western and maxtor have a high failure rate compared to seagate and hitachi?
     
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    Maxtor HDD’s have yet to fail me. Western Digital and IBM HDD’s have.
     
  12. h-k

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    The one I replaced was a Western Digital that was only a year old. I hope the Maxtor works out better.
     

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