I know nothing about SATA. I don’t understand what the difference is over IDE or anything else. But i’m looking to buy a new C drive and many of the options WD has (i only buy WD, don’t ask :)) are SATA.
So can you tell me…
1)-how do they physically attach ? (assuming not the IDE ribbon)
2)-will my Asus P4C800 support it?
3)-other than simply installing it phsically, is there anything else i have to do besides just going ahead and formatting and installing XP?
4)-will a SATA give me any advantages or disadvantages over a IDE with the same amount of cache and RPM?
And i’d like to hear anything else i should know that i haven’t considered. If all i have to do is phsically install it and format and install windows as usual then i’ll probably go with sata.