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Old 08-02-2005, 09:01 PM   #1
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Default Whats the interface on a hardrive mean?

Whats the interface on a hard drive mean and do you need a certain typ for a certain computer?
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Old 08-02-2005, 09:09 PM   #2
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yes you need a certain type for a certain mobo. The interface is the hookup for the hdd to your mobo... the most often used is the IDE ATA hookup. But Serial ATA is a faster product with a chiplike hookup. If look on your motherboard you will most likely see either a pronged hookup for your hard drive (if you see that, it is most likely a IDE hook up.). otherwise if it looks kinda like a agp slot (or something like that [more of a chip looking deal]) it is most likely a Serial ATA. you can prolly do some more research on google.com to see the exact differences between the hookups.
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sata looks like agp wow...

sata:


ide:
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well, i was trying to explain it as a chip more than a prong hook up.
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SATA looks very clean and neat, it looks like it should look really :P
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