OT: Hard drive SATA vs. IDE

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Postby Thoraudio » Tue Sep 07, 2004 6:15 pm

seagate is in and working fine....


now I just got to download everything again :(
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w00t w00t yay for thor!!!
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Postby bass_lover1 » Tue Sep 07, 2004 8:47 pm

nourdmrolnmt1 wrote:thats got nothing on THIS

just add it to your cart and you might get a surprise 50$ off.

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But it's not from Newegg...GAH!!!



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Postby nourdmrolnmt1 » Tue Sep 07, 2004 8:48 pm

bass_lover1 wrote:But it's not from Newegg...GAH!!!



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yea its only from outpost/frys which happens to be as respected as newegg is, except it has a B&M store front! :cwm18:

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Postby jlaine » Tue Sep 07, 2004 9:39 pm

Thoraudio wrote:My computer up and fubar'ed last night. I'm thinking its the hard drive, so it's time to get a new one.

I know SATA is faster than IDE, but do I need any special hardware on my MOBO?

Just make sure your motherboard supports SATA...

I went from ~ 54Mps to 88Mps changing from a good PATA to a good SATA setup... Saw a slightly shorter load time in winXP... I do load UT2k4 usually faster than most of the peeps I know tho... <shrug>
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Postby Thoraudio » Tue Sep 07, 2004 10:30 pm

the new hard drive has an 8 mb buffer, which I think makes a huge difference.

The other night when we were playing, I'd get in 20-30 seconds after the game had started. Tonight, I was in before the countdown ended :)
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Postby jlaine » Tue Sep 07, 2004 10:36 pm

Thoraudio wrote:the new hard drive has an 8 mb buffer, which I think makes a huge difference.

The other night when we were playing, I'd get in 20-30 seconds after the game had started. Tonight, I was in before the countdown ended :)

I see a lot of people like that...

I know I load win XP in under 15 seconds, and I'm in the new map before the countdown even starts...

I had WD Caviar 8mb drives in PATA raid 0, now I have maxtor 8mb drives in SATA raid 0
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Postby I8APONY19 » Wed Sep 08, 2004 1:16 am

I want two WD Raptor 36's in raid 0...@ $113 per drive...that's a hell of a deal if you aren't a data collecting, movie storing puter maniac...

SATA is not faster than ATA....10k IS faster than 7200

Best setup to have is any 10k drive(s) on an NTFS format

EDIT: F*** sata and 10k...go straight to SCSI and pay more than your cpu :)
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Postby bass_lover1 » Wed Sep 08, 2004 9:48 am

For the basic user, my guess is a SATA drive will be a touch bit better than an IDE drive...but there is a possibility you wont even notice the difference. Unless you are like me and have some POS 20gig HD that came with my eMachines 3.5 years ago...

Can't wait...upgrading at the end of this month

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Postby lombardo » Thu Sep 09, 2004 6:50 am

I have a 36 gig raptor. It's very very nice. The only thing that I don't like about them is the flimsy connectors. So those of you with bad fine motor ability or have large fingers, be careful. I ripped off the plastic casing to the plug on both my sata hard drives. 36 gig raptor. 200 gig WD caviar 8mg cache. But all i had to do was tape them in so they don't come loose.
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