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PATA Drive?

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Hello All!

Today's futureshop flyer advertised a 250gb Maxtor PATA drive. I instinctivly went out and started looking on the net. MY question is, my computer has IDE/ATA only, will a PATA drive be compatable? I'm really hoping so, because this is one hell of a deal!

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Yup, PATA = Parallell ATA, the big flat IDE-cables :P

SATA = Serial ATA, the new smaller ones.

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Becareful...retail boxed drives from what I remember typically have only a 1 year warranty. If you go to a computer store and buy an OEM model hard drive, most come with 3 or 5 year warranties.

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Becareful...retail boxed drives from what I remember typically have only a 1 year warranty. If you go to a computer store and buy an OEM model hard drive, most come with 3 or 5 year warranties.
OEM drives are also cheaper since they don't come with a lot of wasteful packaging material.

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