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What is the difference in SATA and IDE. Why is SATA supposed to be better? Is it that much better as in replacing my IDE for one?


Also, One of my moms harddrives fried and some guy said he would get everything stored on it. How can you do this?
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SATA allows for higher bandwidth, and yes, it is a better choice than IDE/EIDE.
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SATA is a dedicated bus for data that works by passing data in serial form (one bit after another) very fast. IDE or PATA is a two device shared bus that passes a block of data at once (parallel). SATA is designed to transfer more data, allows longer cable lengths, thinner cables, no master/slave, and is hot-swappable.

It depends how the hard drive died. If the controller is died, replace it. If the motor died, replace it. If the platter is scratch, extract the data around it. I am not sure how this guy is doing it since it tends to be very hard without special rooms and equipment.
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well SATA is a lot faster, easier to set up (no jumpers), smaller, and just all around better. SATA dont have to share cables, they yield much faster data rates, and are the new standard for optical drives, as well as the current standard for Hard drives.

Well when a HD fails almost 100% of the time, its the circuit board underneath that fries, not the platters themselves. So its totally doable for him to retrieve the data tho he will have to be careful if he chooses to transfer the platters.
    
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