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Cheesy Peas

Member
Joined
Jul 2, 2002
Location
Rotherham,UK
Right, Can u overclock a drive... I mean the speed of the bus, I have a ata100 drive but my board supports 133, so i was wondering could this extra speed be taken advantage of?

If no then fair enuf, if yeh then... how:D

cheers
 

cypher

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Oct 2, 2002
Location
Richland, WA
No, the only way to get more speed is to use two or moare in a raid 0 array. Actual transfer rates are no where near ATA 100 or 133 anyway.
 

FTC

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Joined
Mar 3, 2002
Location
Barcelona, Spain
Well, it depends. If you overclock the PCI speed you're overclocking the bus, so you can make the drive send and receive things faster.... close to ATA133 burst speeds, BUT of course, your drive will not spin faster or read from the media faster, which is the real big limiting factor.

Regards
FTC
 

WyrmMaster

I'm a little teapot Senior
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Dec 17, 2000
Location
Montana, USA
PCI overclocking can significantly increase your harddrive speeds though. I gained between 10 and 20 % on my ATTO benchmark by increasing the fsb from 133 to 166 with no 1/5 devisor.