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by dogguy / December 1, 2004 9:39 AM PST

Looking at purchasing new laptop. Reviewing all the previous posts has been very helpful. What is the difference between IDE and ATA harddrives?

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Re: IDE vs ATA
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / December 1, 2004 9:48 AM PST
In reply to: IDE vs ATA

I sense some confusion here. IDE is the interface (EIDE is the enhanced versions) and ATA or ATAPI is the mini-language the drives use over the IDE interface.

How can we have an IDE vs. ATA discussion?


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Re: IDE vs ATA
by dogguy / December 1, 2004 10:18 AM PST
In reply to: Re: IDE vs ATA

That was my initial understanding but I guess I got confused by the lingo used in some product descriptions

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