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Let me ask this, if I bought one of the smaller ssd to just put the OS on and a few other things could I put all other programs on another drive to keep me from having to re install programs when its time to do a fresh install? Or no it doesn't work like that?
For a few select programs, it sometimes works. Although with most programs, they still have to be reinstalled in order for Windows to recognize (or "see") them.
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SATA is a form of IDE. PATA is too. When saying "SATA drive", it mean either an optical drive, a hard drive, or a solid state drive. When saying "PATA drive" (in today's context), it can usually only mean optical drives and hard drives.

When saying "IDE drive", it's possible to be talking about any of them.

So "SSD" is an acronym for Solid State Drive. That's why I always say "solid state drive" instead of "SSD", or "hard drive" instead of "HDD (and I know HDD means "hard disk drive").

In other words: it actually doesn't make sense to say that SSDs are better than SATA or IDE drives because that's like saying that SSDs use some other kind of interface.

Is this a test? Am I going to be tested on this later lol? Let me read it a few more times a little slower and I think I will get what you are saying haha!
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You will definitely notice a difference! Especially if you use software which does a lot of loading...and transfer files or move files....it's definitely a noticeable difference!
    
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In other words: it actually doesn't make sense to say that SSDs are better than SATA or IDE drives because that's like saying that SSDs use some other kind of interface.
My point exactly. However some SSD's do use PCI slots as opposed to SATA, but they're rare and you have to be rich to afford one. Example

Edit: Looks like newegg has PATA SSD's, too.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820208459
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Is this a test? Am I going to be tested on this later lol? Let me read it a few more times a little slower and I think I will get what you are saying haha!
It's just that Vipr3 said, "Of course, SSD's are sooo much better than SATA or IDE Drives", which actually doesn't make any sense. I mean, my SSD uses the SATA interface, but yet so do my optical drives. So if we say that SSDs are better than SATA drives, then are SSDs better than SSDs?

What about IDE? Western Digital invented that sometime back in those days when we thought a 6.4 GB drive was extremely massive.

I get what Vipr3 is saying, but I'm just hoping to eliminate the possibility for any confusion.
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My point exactly. However some SSD's do use PCI slots as opposed to SATA, but they're rare and you have to be rich to afford one.
I know. However, I'm not going to consider them in this thread because they're way too expensive to even acknowledge their existence.
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I assume you mean conventional hard disk drives. SATA and IDE are interface standards for internal storage, not storage devices themselves. In fact, almost all SSD's use a SATA interface.
Yeah thats what I ment. Thanks for the correction.
    
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It's just that Vipr3 said, "Of course, SSD's are sooo much better than SATA or IDE Drives", which actually doesn't make any sense. I mean, my SSD uses the SATA interface, but yet so do my optical drives. So if we say that SSDs are better than SATA drives, then are SSDs better than SSDs?

What about IDE? Western Digital invented that sometime back in those days when we thought a 6.4 GB drive was extremely massive.

I get what Vipr3 is saying, but I'm just hoping to eliminate the possibility for any confusion.
Nope I total get it after reading it a few more times. Since I don't own a solid state drive I didn't think about what type of plug it has lol! Anything being pluged into one of the sata plugs is truely a sata drive, got it!
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Nope I total get it after reading it a few more times. Since I don't own a solid state drive I didn't think about what type of plug it has lol! Anything being pluged into one of the sata plugs is truely a sata drive, got it!
Or PATA if it has that ribbon cable.

So yeah, my SSD is a SATA drive.

However, I'll shoot anyone who calls my SSD a solid state disk.
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So with that being said the correct way of wording this would be is a SSD is much faster than a HDD? Man all initials for stuff is just killing me! Is there a dictionary of all these anywhere lol?
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