Seagate to Stop Selling the IDE, Maybe a Little SATA You Would Like?

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Seagate, the company that I think I bought my first hard drive from, will stop selling IDE drives by year’s end, focusing exclusively on SATA. SATA currently is currently found in more than half of total desktops sold this year and 44 percent of laptops sold.

Don’t expect IDE to go the way of the Dodo, however. Like all good standards (when’s the last time you used your serial port?), it will remain on motherboards for years to come some some sort of desiccated internal organ. Mmmm… desiccated organs.

Report: Seagate plans to stop manufacturing IDE drives by year end [Ars]