I have an external USB hard disk that I use with VirtualBox (the VM has exclusive access to the disk). It's an IDE disk. I've recently come into possession of a SATA hard disk of the same size.
Since SATA is newer, I figured it might be worth copying the data and using the SATA disk instead. But perhaps going through USB will cancel out any advantages? (Both the IDE and SATA bridges are USB 2.0, not 3.0.)
I'm not worried about being able to successfully duplicate the drive; I'm wondering whether anyone here can save me the trouble of a time-consuming experiment.