PC hardware--CPU & Motherboard & RAM/ide and floppy


Am I right iDE transfers Data at 16 bps and Floppy Transfers Data at 500 kbps?

Nope, at best a Floppy Disk can theoretically reach 500 Kbps but generally average half that.
IDA, or Parallel ATA, started at 5 MBps and the newer Ultra-ATA drives hit 133 MBps.

Lowercase 'b' is in Bits, uppercase 'B' is Bytes, so IDE is considerably faster.

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Mike Rigsby


Areas of expertise: PC Hardware, Peripherals, Barcode Scanners, Printers, and Applications, Networking, Microsoft Applications. I am good at researching issues and have a lot of contacts in the IT industry. So, if I can't directly answer a question I can likely find the answer. Areas I won't be much help in: Apple Computers, Linux, older Networking technologies like Token Ring, or Thick/Thinnet.


I'm currently a Network Administrator for a contract circuit board manufacturer in Oregon, USA. I've been working on PCs from a hobby standpoint for better than 25 years. I've been doing it professionally for 4+ years.


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