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Old 12-17-2004, 11:54 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Ok first off i would like to ask with buy a new hard drive i found a SATA hard drive and a IDE and they have the both specs 80 Gig 8Mb buffer and with a little price different and i herd the SATA would preform 5% increase of data transfer is this true?

Also how would i go about cleaning bad sectors of a IDE hard drive can any 1 give me a good program!?
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Old 12-18-2004, 12:07 AM   #2 (permalink)
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It depends on the disk. You will have to lookup the specs on seek/read/write etc speeds and times.

You cannot clean bad sectors. You can mark them using the chkdsk /r command under CMD.

Go to start>run
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type: chkdsk /r

(don't forget the space between chkdsk and /r)
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the parameter is '/f' not '/r'

I personally like Seagate's drives; they were one of the first to have SATA, and their SATA wasn't just adapting from paralell ATA so they actually got ATA150 speeds
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IDE has a transfer rate of 133mb/s
Sata has a transfer rate of 150mb/s
Not much faster, but it is faster.
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They are almost the same: http://home.earthlink.net/~rlively/M...SK.HTM#SwitchF
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I recommend getting at (LEAST) SATA.
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