How do I compare hard drive speeds: sata vs. ide?

Answer IDE hard drives are what many people are used to looking for when buying a hard drive. IDE technology has increased significantly over the years and learning about the different measurements and b... Read More »

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How to Compare SATA Hard Drive Speeds?

Serial Advanced Technology Attachment (SATA) hard drives are faster than their predecessors, Parallel Advanced Technology Attachment (generally labeled ATA) drives. There are only a few primary spe... Read More »

Difference between 256GB High Performance SATA Solid State Drive and 1TB SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive with Native C?

SSD is much much faster than HDD. They are also much newer and more expensive hence why the storage sizes aren't that large. HDD uses a disk to read and write data. Whereas a SSD uses things which ... Read More »

Can Windows XP be loaded on a SATA hard drive without the SATA drives?

Both the 32- and 64-bit versions of Windows XP can only be installed onto a SATA hard drive if the necessary SATA drivers are installed onto the system during the setup process.References:Microsoft... Read More »

Will a SATA 2 hard drive work in a SATA 1 controller?

Yes. SATA 2 hard drives are backward compatible, which means that SATA 1 controllers will detect them. The only difference is that they will run at SATA 1 speeds rather than SATA 2 speeds. Some con... Read More »