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SEAGATE STOPPING PATA/IDE HARD DRIVES!

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yes...

yes that's right seagate have announced they are stopping production of pata/ide hard drives....

in NOVEMBER 07!...

last chance to buy them...

i am dismayed....the traitors.

we need to get sata drivers for windows 98 and winme....urgently....

how do we do this??

anyone know?

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you could always use ide emulation with sata drives.....when i select this option in BIOS the sata hard drive is recognized as IDE and it works

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I was shopping at "Cheap Guys computers" in Longwood, FL just today.

I saw a device that looked just like the one in the above link, hanging on the rack.

It was a bidirectional IDE - SATA adapter. With it you could attach an IDE

drive to a sata mobo, or a SATA drive to an IDE mobo port.

I've been using an IDE to SATA adapter for well over a year, on several

different PC's and it works great. It greatly increases the data transfer

rate for a 7200rpm IDE drive.

With this new adapter, you can easily use the new SATA drives on the older

IDE only mobo's.

It was list priced at $19.95. That's a steal for what it's capable of doing.

Cheers!

B)

PS: I've searched the internet for that info about Seagate and I can't find it.

I've seen nothing on Seagates web page.

Where can I read the info in full?

Edited by Andromeda43

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PS: I've searched the internet for that info about Seagate and I can't find it.

I've seen nothing on Seagates web page.

Where can I read the info in full?

I found a July 30, 2007 announcement in PC World:

Seagate Confirms 'Phase Out' of PATA Disk Drives

Seagate says it will stop building drives with Parallel Advanced Technology Attachment (PATA) technology, due to its waning popularity.

Brian Fonseca, Computerworld

http://www.pcworld.com/article/id,135266-pg,1/article.html

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For this reason i use Adaptec's Parallel SCSI Adapter and i have here one Cheetah. Highly reliable, compatible and effective solutions, and as long i know the prices are going down rapidly (even still much more expensive as other solutions)

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