Difference in Serial ATA150 and ATA-6?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by runninmac, May 18, 2006.

  1. runninmac macrumors 65816


    Jan 20, 2005
    Rockford MI
    I was looking at the MacBook hard drives at newegg.com and noticed that the MacBook takes only ATA150 and the 160GB HD, as well as 3/4 of of the others, are in ATA-6 so I was wondering is the ATA150 a dying HD format?
  2. Mernak macrumors 6502

    Apr 9, 2006
    Kirkland, WA
    considering that macbooks use SATA HD(i guess the proper name is ATA150, but idk) and most of the market is ATA (IDE, or i guess ATA-6) im thinking that you have things mixed up. The reason that ATA-6 has so many hard drives is that they have been out longer than SATA and use tried and true technology, which is why they can fit 160GB in ATA and only 120GB in a SATA. most of the new computers are starting to switch to SATA. so this entire post could be shortened to SATA =newer = less market = less storage
  3. Mord macrumors G4


    Aug 24, 2003
    the speed increase is minimal, go sata where you can but dont worry about it.

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