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Old 01-15-2007, 03:44 PM   #1
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Is it still possible to buy an ATA Drive?


My box uses a Asrock mobo/AMD CPU and is at least five years old. I have two hard drives and the second has given up the ghost (Bad CRC and now Bad super blocks). I managed to salvage my data and switch to the hda drive. I would like to replace the drive but here is the rub. I cannot seem to find a normal ATA drive. I am sure my mobo will not support a SATA drives and I don't think Linux is too happy with them either. Can you still buy these drives or must I accept a secondhand drive?

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ATA drives are still around--is that Chester, UK?

In the US, look at Newegg, ZipZoomFly, etc. Not sure about the UK
Old 01-15-2007, 05:11 PM   #3
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UATA drives are found in all my high street retailers. But yes Newegg and co will all ship to the USA, and my favourite ebuyer ship UATA at good prices. Also is u would prefer a SATA drive for the future then a SATA pci card shouldnt be a problem in linux. i had an unbranded UATA pci card and that more or less worked fine, no cd drive support or booting, but if u have a good /dev/hda then that wont be a problem either



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