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Old 10-07-2004, 02:29 PM   #1
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Default How do I check the interface of my HD?

EIDE, SCSI, Serial EIDE... How do I know which one my hard drive is? And also my 2 CD-ROM drives (One is DVD).

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the mobo specs say "IDE: 2x ATA 100 up to 4 Devices " and I want to check if my hd will work on it once I buy it. How do I check if my HD is ATA or not?
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Look at the connector. They are all different.

SATA is the smallest and newest of the bunch.
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what am I looking for? My mobo is Intel if that helps.
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Look at the harddrive itself. You should have 2 connectors. One is a white one, the other is a wide black one. If you want to really check, pull it out and count the number of holes. You should have 40 for IDE... Just don't bend any pins and make sure the red wire is facing the same way when you remove it O.O

I think we could pretty much assume you have IDE as that's the "standard" for most all home computers.
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The_Other_One - I agree with you, that it is most likely IDE. Since SCSI is about 2X the cost and SATA is still pretty new.
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Yeh it was IDE and it was ATA. I downloaded Sandra and she told me so
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lol.. anyway

ATA is IDE
SATA is SATA
SCSI is SCSI
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