Saturday, February 9, 2008

What is PATA, ATA, and IDE? Hard Drive Terms Explained

And I thought numbers were mind-boggling.

SATA, PATA, and IDE, we've all heard of them before. How are they different? Which is better? While technicians and enthusiasts may know these terms inside out, first-time PC buyers and users might find the terms confusing.

These articles will clear the mystery: P
arallel vs. Serial ATA PATA vs SATA PATA vs ATA vs SATA vs IDE?