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Old 02-22-2004, 08:57 AM   #1
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Unhappy serial hdd should i keep it

I sent for a new hdd 120 ide, but what arrived was a 120 serial, now not having delt with these I thought yes I would keep it for my new build, so a friend of mine took it to test as I could not, he now says I would be better with a ide hdd, he'll keep mine and get me another ide one! am I being dupt?
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Old 02-22-2004, 09:36 AM   #2
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I am not really sure. Are you talking about serial ATA (SATA)?
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Old 02-22-2004, 09:47 AM   #3
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yes david I am
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I can't remmember how a Serial Connects to the Computer? I know its different to a SCSI; but I can't remmember the difference to a IDE?
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Old 02-22-2004, 04:25 PM   #5
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I think you would need an IDE controller to take a Serial. So if you have one, you would be better off with a serial. If not, a standard IDE would do fine.
I think your friend is looking to take the faster drive!
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Yeah! It does a bit!
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Old 02-23-2004, 07:06 AM   #7
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I thought same of my friend, on thinking about it I will install it in my new build.thanks to you both. hyperthread
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Old 02-23-2004, 12:14 PM   #8
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No problem.
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Yeah! Building a Computer is the most Natural and Beautiful thing that can happen!
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