I have 2 HD currently (both 80 gig...primary is OS and secondary is storage)...the storage drive is nearly full and I'll be shopping for a new HD pretty soon. Both of the drives I have right now are IDE but my mobo supports SATA. (I almost went with SATA initially when I built this computer but opted for IDE since SATA had a higher price and was relatively "new" on the market).
That being said...would it be worth going to SATA or sticking to IDE? From the (miniscule) information I know about SATA, I believe it's faster than IDE transfer-wise, but I don't know much more than that.
Trying to pull up a comparison on Google left me with more questions than answers. I've seen comments that mixing SATA + IDE can prove troublesome...which, if that's the case - I'd stick with IDE because I can't afford to buy 3 new drives just to switch to SATA.
Can anyone give pros/cons? TIA