Do you mean you inserted a paper clip into the optical drive to release the CD? I know of nothing where a paper clip gets involved with a hard drive. Please specify what drives you are talking about.
BTW - all SATA drives have integrated drive electronics, - hence, are IDE. Within the IDE world there are two types of drive interfaces - SATA (serial) and PATA (parallel.)
CorkyG - Tucson, AZ
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Last edited by corkyg; 02-15-2010 at 03:16 PM.