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    ATA ports...

    What exactly is the difference in ATA100 and UDMA100? Is there a difference or is this just 2 terms to describe the exact same speed?
    Who was the first person to look at a cow and say, "I think I'll squeeze these dangly things here, and drink whatever comes out?"

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    There's a little difference between ATA and UDMA drives, the ATA drives have a (little) lower acces time, I've never heard there's a difference between MOBO's that support ATA or UDMA.
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    So what kind of HDD should I look for and what access times?
    Who was the first person to look at a cow and say, "I think I'll squeeze these dangly things here, and drink whatever comes out?"

    Who was the first person to say "See that chicken there....I'm gonna eat the next thing that comes out of it's butt."



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    1024meg 2x512meg Kingston HyperX
    ATI 9800 PRO 128meg
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    Doesn't really matter since most HDD's today have a access time of <9ms, But IMO I would buy either a Maxtor (9ms) or a IBM (8ms)(IBM is a little faster, and I've heard they're better for OCing).
    If you want the fastest drive there is, then you should buy a Seagate ST318451LW the Specs are:
    U160-SCSI 18.3 Gb, 4ms Access time, 4.096 cache (4Mb), 15.000 RPM!!!!.


    BTW: There are some faster and slower drives made by both Maxtor and IBM out there, but my rule is:
    7200 RPM, 2Mb cache, U-100 and at least 9ms access time.(not to be forgotten: as LARGE as I can afford).
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