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is there a difference between ide and eide?

by ezr2k3 / January 16, 2006 3:02 AM PST

I need to replace the cdrw drive on my cousins pc already pulled out the busted drive and is a factory hp ide interface I just want to know if i could use a EIDE on the pc thank you

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Technically there is a difference, but they're compatible
by kschang / January 17, 2006 8:34 AM PST

So don't worry about it. A modern CD-RW should work in that PC just fine.

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Yes there is a difference
by JosePablo58 / January 19, 2006 6:03 PM PST

Technically there is a difference, but it is basically that the EIDE has an improved (Enhanced) interface.
On the user/installer side you will not notice much of the difference and they are 100% compatible.
The only thing that you might notice could be an improved performance compared with the "old" IDE.

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by vainol / January 21, 2006 6:06 PM PST

You can read about both standards on

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