SATA is the new standard, IDE is the old

by wpgwpg - 3/21/13 9:35 AM

In Reply to: What is SATA and IDE? by harishkumar09

These two standards use different cables for hard drives as well as different technical specifications. SATA is much faster than IDE, but if your laptop only supports IDE, you won't be able to easily install a SATA drive, especially in a laptop where everything is very cramped for space.