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Old 06-01-2005, 06:05 AM   #51 (permalink)
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Originally posted by BlkShdw88
nah i dont like seagates their slow compared to others (yes mayb sum models are fast) but i much prefer sumthin like a hitachi or wd
actually, their current drives (ST3xxxx23A) are pretty fast
I've seen benchies which show them kinda close to the Raptor (not in access time though)

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Old 06-01-2005, 06:10 AM   #52 (permalink)
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are (ST3xxxx23A) SATA?

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Old 06-01-2005, 09:03 AM   #53 (permalink)
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Extra load on the IDE controller I doubt would happen. But the drives we're discussing are SATA, not IDE.
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Old 06-02-2005, 01:22 AM   #54 (permalink)
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sorry i ment sata controller but yeh .. how come it wouldnt put more strain on it? the information has to be split isn't the controller doing that?

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