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sata and ide HDDs
bolt_krank 
21/8/08 10:47:57 PM
Guru

Just a quick question I'm sure many of you know the answer.
Basically - what are the disadvantages of having both IDE and SATA HDDs running off the same mobo ?

Is it worthwhile to transfer remaining data from the IDE HDDs to make it all SATA ? or is the difference little ?

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eckythump 
22/8/08 1:12:40 AM
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There's no real issue with doing this.

A newer SATA drive might give you slightly better performance, but not enough to warrant the move.

One of SATAs main advantages is the smaller, more compact cables. They make it easier to work inside the case and don't obstruct airflow as much, but this isn't a huge deal, and rounded IDE cables make up for this a reasonable amount.

Just keep on using it until you run out of space, and then when it's time to upgrade, grab a SATA drive then.

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mohawk 
22/8/08 7:40:39 AM
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+1 eckythump.

I have 4 SATA drives and one PATA drive in my rig and I have experienced no issues at all.

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bolt_krank 
22/8/08 9:22:47 AM
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Thanks for the advice.
It's answered exactly what I was after.

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Jeruselem 
22/8/08 9:28:14 AM
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It'd work but too many PATA drives means a cabling nightmare.

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tantryl 
24/8/08 11:46:22 AM
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Quote by Jeruselem
It'd work but too many PATA drives means a cabling nightmare.



Nice most mobos these days only have one PATA port it's a cabling nightmare of a single ribbon cable.

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