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Originally Posted by baggss
From browsing hard drives yesterday it appears that what is needed is Serial SATA, not plain SATA. Serial uses the new interface (Small Cable) vice the standards SATA IDE interface (ribbon cable). I realize calling it Serial SATA is sort of a misnomer, but that is how the HDD boxes are labled. The standard SATA boxes show the IDE interface.
What brand sells it's disks in that boxes?!?
The labels on those boxes are simply wrong...

SATA is Serial ATA, while parallel ATA often simply is referenced as ATA. Serial SATA doesn't make any sense, as the S in SATA means serial. :cool:

SATA IDE uses the small cable, while plain ATA IDE uses a ribbon cable.
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