how much are pata hard drives?

December 17, 2012 at 16:59:12
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where can I purchase a pata desktop hard drive?

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December 17, 2012 at 17:07:54
Lots of places. PATA just refers to the older standard (ATA or EIDE). Not sure if they're still being widely made since SATA drives have "taken over", but here's one (if you're in the US):

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December 17, 2012 at 17:26:18
Are you willing to take a chance on a refurbed drive?

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PATA HDDs at Newegg

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December 17, 2012 at 18:49:35
The price comparison site Pricewatch lists some decent looking deals. Look at the "Ultra ATA / EIDE 3.5inch" section.

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December 17, 2012 at 21:05:45
Calling them PATA is new, we used to call them EIDE or just IDE drives. If you have a machine that has support for IDE drives you are lucky and you can get get fast parallel data transfer at very low cost. Even cheaper than SATA drives at lower transfer rate,
It's just "advancement" of technology: slower but more expensive.


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December 17, 2012 at 22:15:45
What capacity are you looking for?

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