Are SATA hard drives more prone to failure than IDE drives?

Also, what is a good fanless external enclosure (similar to Lacie aluminium ones) for a Seagate 400gb/750gb?

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  • 1 decade ago
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    No, they are not. If you need an enclosure. Try Newegg, Tiger Direct or CDW (I recommend Newegg). As i'm sure you are aware, when there is a problem with something most people post online about it, so problems seem much bigger than they really are.

  • 1 decade ago

    SATA vs PATA? In most cases, the only difference is the PCB (controller card) on the drive. So, unless there is a problem with one of the chips on the PCB, there really shouldn't be any difference in stability.

    Enclosures? I find that Macally work best. They tend to be a bit more expensive, but what is $10 when you think about it? The offer, Firewire 400/800, USB 2.0 and a combined version as well as a SATA version.

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