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Whats the difference between SATA Harddrives and Ultra IDE Harddrives?

Discussion in 'PC hardware help' started by riceboy, May 28, 2004.

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    Praetor Moderator Staff Member

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    SATA (Serial-ATA) is newer and faster than the Ultra ATA (which, for the most part is a marketing ploy of the acronym ATA). SATA weighs in a 150Mbytes/s burst while the normal ATA hits 133Mbytes/s. In everyday life, the speeds are nowhere near that however SATA is typically faster
     
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    thanks that helped alotttt
     
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    Not a problem just note that (as you have prolly figured) the SATA drives have a different power thing on them :)
     
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    the best thing i did was move to sata150 ill never go back.
     

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