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Quick question:
I have an external enclosure for PATA HDDs. My HDD died recently and I need to buy another one.

Shall I just grab another PATA or get a SATA and an enclosure for it instead? I will use the external HDD mainly for storage and backups. Will it make any difference to me?


your help is much appreciated :)
 

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Since SATA is the "new" interface, any future system upgrades will probably have SATA capability. All things being equal (price, capacity, speed), I'd pick the SATA drive and enclosure. It will make no difference in an external enclosure, so it the PATA is cheaper, that's the option to select. :)
 
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