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IDE or S ATA ?

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Hi guys!
How do I know if my current hard drive is IDE or S-ATA ?
Pls help!
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Originally Posted by Dr_Fil
Hi guys!
How do I know if my current hard drive is IDE or S-ATA ?
Pls help!
What is the model of your HDD???
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The easiest way is to use an application like PC Wizard 2006 and it will tell you what interface your hard drive is using
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The program Pc-Wizard will identify the interface type of your hdd's
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If you have a small thin cable pugged into the drive then its a SATA if you have a thick wide ribbon cable then its IDE. SATA cables are approx 1/4 inch wide (and often red with black plugs) IDE ribbons are approx 2 inches wide...
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If you have a small thin cable pugged into the drive then its a SATA if you have a thick wide ribbon cable then its IDE. SATA cables are approx 1/4 inch wide (and often red with black plugs) IDE ribbons are approx 2 inches wide...
That would be the easiest way IMO.
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Ohhh no, Download a ton of programs. Figure out how they work. Then you can see it. That's so much easier than getting your whole head stuck inside the case
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Originally Posted by Sdumper
If you have a small thin cable pugged into the drive then its a SATA if you have a thick wide ribbon cable then its IDE. SATA cables are approx 1/4 inch wide (and often red with black plugs) IDE ribbons are approx 2 inches wide...
Here is what he is talking about. The first one is IDE, the second one is
SATA.





Usually it's easy to take a side panel off and check.
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