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Buy a ATA-133 controller, is it worth??

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khmok

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Aug 25, 2002
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Senegal
Hi all,

I'm now currently running a BX mainboard with a promise ATA-66
card which attached to a ATA-133 hdd. Does it have a large
performance boost after replacing it with a ATA-133 controller
card?
 

FTC

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Mar 3, 2002
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Barcelona, Spain
Hi,

My guess is that you'll notice a big improvement. I went from ATA66 to ATA100 and my GXP drives now shine (gained 25% transfer speed, as per atto and sandra benchies). So I imagine that jumping from ATA66 to ATA133 would be even better!.

Just be aware that disk improvements can only be noticed in disk intensive tasks.... don't expect games to run faster (but maybe yes to load faster).

Regards
FTC
 

flixotide

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Don't waste your money.. not worth it. Wait for serial ATA to develop beyond SATA 166..

Cheers, Flixotide
 

FTC

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While I agree in part with previous 2 appends, note that it's also true that we're talking about small money here. All in all, my cmd649 UATA100 card costed 35 euro, and it even does RAID0 and RAID1!!!, so for me the performance gains are worth the cost.

Going SATA is a much bigger investment (buy new hw, hdds or cdrws, and maybe a new mobo?), AND performance gains will be not that far from ATA100 or ATA133

Going SCSI is even worst... costwise

Regards
FTC
 

FarEast

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I agree with FTC.....for the small amount of cash you get very big returns also if you do alot of burning then it's a good idea to get the burner onto a primary on it's own and not to have the O/s HDD sharring!

Thanks FTC...the advice really worked out!