Difference between SATA and IDE/ATAPI drives?

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  1. Slippy

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    So i'm looking to buy a new combo drive(DVDRW/CDRW). Are SATA drives better/faster?
     
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    I tried one in the last system I made - I wouldn't recommend it and it's mostly because DOS doesn't like it. Besides, you have an IDE channel, might as well use it.
     
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    awesome, thanks guys... IDE it is
     
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    Did you just say 'DOS?'
     
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    the advantage of getting SATA:

    1. thin cables = easy for wire management, will not restrict airflow like IDE's fatty ribbon cables (you can buy rounded IDE cables though)
    2. no more master/slave config

    only con is it does have issues/problems on old shit
     
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    I prefer SATA. It's hot swappable and the cables are easier to hide.

    They can be a pain in the ass when installing XP, though. I highly recommend using nLite to slipstream the drivers onto your install disk if/when you reformat.
     
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