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SATA or IDE ATA100 HDD?

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harryinny3

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I want to get an SATA HD. Will i see a difference with an SATA? I have all addapters and SATA support on the Mobo. The SATA Has a 8m buffer where as my WD IDE drive has 2mb. Seek times are the same for the 2. Will i see any performance gain getting a SATA drive?

Also, is there anything special i have to do to run a SATA drive? Or do i just Take out the Regular drive and hook up the SATA and boot up? This is new to me, The biggest reason i want the SATA is to get rid of the big Ribbon or round cable as to clean up the inside of the case a bit.

Thanks in advance

Harry
 

FireMogle

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I have never used SATA but from what Ive read it is generally noticiably better, even if you are using a IDE=>SATA adapter.
 
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harryinny3

harryinny3

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Thanks for the reply

The only adapters i have are the Y Adapter from molex to sata power. I have sata hookups on the board. SATA0 and SATA1. I have the Data cables also.

Now that i have some input, What brand do you think would be good?

I have always had WD, But ive notised they do get whiney pretty quick. What do you think anout seagate? Or maybe Maxtor?

Have a great day

Harry
 

Perre

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There is no big/real difference between SATA and ATA100.
Small cables are always nice, but hardly worth it.


Here you can compare disks in all areas. Storage Review
 
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harryinny3

harryinny3

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Perre, Thanks so much.

I was kinda figureing, That maybe since The new standard Starting in 2004 might be SATA, That i might just get a jump on it. Ill probably end up Buying one of those 10,000 rpm deals. But not right away.

Thanks again.

Harry