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[2]: tl;dr version
by Delgarde on Wed 29th Feb 2012 23:25 UTC in reply to "RE: 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.

While I don't disagree, I suspect that those people also won't have much interest in re-using some ancient 100GB PATA drive they found somewhere.

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