Linked by Andrew Youll on Wed 31st Aug 2005 15:54 UTC, submitted by Chris Bergeron
Hardware, Embedded Systems Over the past few years SATA has become a standard interface on hard drives and is starting to show up in many peripheral devices. Today we're taking a look at two similar hard drives to see if there's a performance difference between SATA and the older Parallel IDE standard.
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RE: Aerodynamics
by deathshadow on Thu 1st Sep 2005 21:30 UTC in reply to "Aerodynamics"
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One benefit of the SATA is aerodynamics. :-) When the cables are thinner there is less resistance for air flow and the components get cooled better

Which of course is why they went from 4 pins on the power to 15 which in the case of drives that DON'T include a molex results in your running even more wiring inside... RIGHT.

Seriously, SATA - LOVE the concept... HATE the implementation. ESPECIALLY with the rinky little garbage connectors they put on it that break in a good stiff wind and fall out of their sockets if you move the machine more than five feet. These connectors are a total joke and make USB look like a engineering masterpiece. Manufacturing thermoset resin (the type of plastic the SATA connectors are made of) thinner than a millimeter is a BAD idea...

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