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N88TR

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#1 9 years ago

Just two questions:

What is the difference between IDE and ATA-6?

Is IDE an out-dated platform for hard drives?

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#2 9 years ago

ATA6 is a special laptop IDE drive interface iirc.




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#3 9 years ago

So ATA-6 is a specific type of IDE drive, is that what you mean?




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#4 9 years ago

I wouldn't go as far as to call IDE "outdated", but if you have the option to use SATA interface (desktop scenario), that would be ideal. In a laptop, you really have no choice but to use whatever interface your current drive is. There's no reason to get a new laptop simply for having an IDE interface though if that's what you were getting at.