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wish is better IDE or SATA

3 Answers

  • L.N.
    Lv 7
    1 month ago
    Favourite answer

    SATA is much faster than IDE and SATA drives are available in much higher capacities for far less money. SATA is still a current standard, though solid state NVME is getting much more common as primary storage. IDE is an obsolete technology.

  • 1 month ago

    Both are different types of protocols (rules) on how a device attaches to a computer.  And they use different physic ports.  IDE has been around since the 1970's and is outdated.  I am not aware of anyone that still makes devices with IDE connectors.  If you find a device with an IDE connector it is probably going to 10 years or more old.

    SATA replaced IDE in 2000 and is the most commonly used protocol for hard drives and similar devices today.  (Related to it is PATA which is used for CD and DVD drives.)  99% of devices sold today will be SATA.

  • Dze
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    ide is really dated .. sata has 'several' standards also, both the board and the hardware has to support the latest, or same, standard to get the rated speeds  ..

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