Linked by Howard Fosdick on Wed 29th Feb 2012 00:56 UTC
Hardware, Embedded Systems Current computers use SATA disk drives. Pentium IV's and earlier computers used the IDE drive standards. How can you intermix SATA and IDE disk drives? This article discusses the options. It is the next in my series of articles on computer refurbishing.
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RE: tl;dr version
by Underphil on Wed 29th Feb 2012 17:28 UTC in reply to "tl;dr version"
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You wouldn't think so, but I guess it won't be long before there is a generation of computer enthusiasts (or non-enthusiastic IT professionals ;) ) who will take a step-back when they see a drive that _looks_ like current ones, but has 'this weird 40-pin connector' on it.

Personally, I can't wait to see the back of them. A lot of SATA connectors have their faults, but getting rid of ribbon cables was one of the best things that ever happened, for me.

(Although it just occured to me that an SATA -> IDE adapter would use SATA cables, so my point is a bit moot! ;) )

Edited 2012-02-29 17:34 UTC

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