[mythtv-users] [OT] Which hard disk to choose

Zach White zwhite-mythtv at darkstar.frop.org
Sun Aug 27 06:35:42 UTC 2006

On Sun, Aug 27, 2006 at 04:06:01PM +1000, Phill Edwards wrote:
> Also, are PATA disks compatible with a bog standard IDE interface? I
> currently have an ATA disk (I think), so will a PATA one work?

PATA is a retronym. It should properly be called ATA, but somewhere along
the way people decided to use PATA to distinguish it from SATA. Seems a 
bit silly to me, but no one asked me before they started using it.

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