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What is the function of the IDE drive?

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A an internal hard drive that plugs directly into the motherboard.

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An IDE cable connects a hard drive or CD drive to the main board of the computer.

The letter IDE in an IDE hard drive stand for Integrated Drive Electronics. Most computers today have an EIDE hard drive, which stands for Enhanced Integrated Device Electronics.

It would be best to configure the CD drive as the Master and have the hard drive set to slave. This configuration normally allows the CD drive to function when hard drive is not bootable on a single channel IDE.

IDE stand for Integrated Drive Electronics.

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The IDE drive has no direct correlation to the AGP bus.

No. You would have to purchase an adapter to connect a SATA drive to an IDE controller.

yes. pata and ide are the same thing.

The only advantage of using a IDE hard drive is maximum compatibility. It appears that SATA hard drives have a lot more advantages than an IDE hard drive.

No. IDE Hard Drive cannot be replaced with a Sata Hard Drive because the connectors are different. example. if you have sata hard drive installed on your machine. and you purchase IDE Hard drive. you won't be able to install the IDE hard drive where the Sata hard drive was because the IDE connectors are a different shape and size towards the Sata hard drive connectors.

Yes a sata hard drive is better the an ide hard drive because it has faster transfer speeds

ATA and IDE use the same interface type, so the answer is YES, you can put the a ATA and an IDE in the same computer.

The smallest storage access unit on an IDE hard drive is a sector.

Yes. But your computer needs to be properly configured for a SATA optical drive. Also, a SATA drive is better than a IDE drive.

It depends on the hardware you have. if you have only SATA in your computer you can buy an IDE to USB external case then you can install the IDE drive into the case for an extra drive or backup

If replacing the optical drive on a primary IDE controller, it is important it is compatible with the CD Rom drive. The IDE data cable must be connected and you must have the power cord plugged in.

An IDE connector is used to connect a CD-ROM drive or hard drive to a motherboard, with a long and flat ribbon cable.

The best IDE channel to connect on a hard drive is the Primary IDE channel, Also known as IDE 1 in dell computers

integrated drive electronics is the Full form of the IDE cable.

There are various places one can purchase an IDE hard drive for laptops. One can try to find an IDE hard drive at a computer store such as BestBuy or one can purchase one online from sites such as eBay.

An IDE (Integrated Drive Electronics) is the controlling interface for the hard disc or optical drive (CD ROM etc.). The controller was integrated (hence the name) into the hard disc unit rather than being mounted on the computers motherboard. The first IDE units appeared in 1986 and has been replaced by the ATAPI (SATA) drives today.

Not sure what you need to know exactly but all you need to do is plug the IDE cable into the IDE slot of the DVD drive.

master if the ide cable has a single drive connection. if the ide cable has the master and slave connection. then set the drive to master with slave.

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The IDE hard drive is stored in the hard-drive bay of a computer case by screwing it on. This bay also houses SATA and other types of hard drives.


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