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whats the difference betwenn SATA and IDE

Discussion in 'PC hardware help' started by newguy485, Oct 27, 2011.

  1. newguy485

    newguy485 Member

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    whats the difference betwenn SATA and IDE? how can i tell if my dvd burner is SATA or IDE? I HAVE AN HP DESKTOP
     
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    ddp Moderator Staff Member

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    ide use a 40 pin cable about 2 inches wide wereas sata uses a cable a half inch wide.
     

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