For all tech/computer related or even internet related discussions not covered in other sections. Also iPad, iPhone, iPod, Surface and multimedia discussions.
Moderators: profman, Josh, Don_HH2K
I am wondering if anyone can explain (from a market perspective) why the manufacturers have had a difficult time producing 2.5" IDE drives? It seems like they made a major shift to the SATA configuration and as a result - IDE notebook drives have become nearly impossible to get - at least from mainstream suppliers like Ingram Micro, Mighty Micro and others? Is it because they tried to transition with the new configs coming out of Intel and AMD and saturated the market with so many SATA that they have been forced to pull way back on their IDE production which has created a drastic shortage in the market place? Any feedback with data to support would be great. Thanks.
[moved by profman to General Computing and Tech Forum. 9/8/2007]
UserAgent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:22.214.171.124) Gecko/20070725 Firefox/126.96.36.199
- new member
- Posts: 1
- Joined: Fri 07 Sep, 2007 9:05 pm
- Location: Bellingham, WA
SATA has small connector compared to IDE, hence it suits the new trend for a very important reason... space saving, and easier to fit into today's 1-inch notebooks (e.g. MacBook Pro, MacBook).
UserAgent: Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; U; Intel Mac OS X; en-US; rv:188.8.131.52) Gecko/20070725 Firefox/184.108.40.206
- diamond member
- Posts: 14929
- Joined: Tue 18 Jun, 2002 11:36 pm
- Location: Sydney, Australia
has a variey of EIDE 2.5" drives. Presumably they are available at retailers. Or, one can order directly on the web site. I haven't checked other manufacturers' sites.
UserAgent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:220.127.116.11) Gecko/20061206 Firefox/18.104.22.168
- diamond member
- Posts: 908
- Joined: Mon 14 Aug, 2006 5:52 pm
Return to General Computing, Gadgets and Tech
Who is online
Registered users: Google [Bot], psbot [Picsearch]