ULtra ATA and SATA - Techist - Tech Forum

Go Back   Techist - Tech Forum > Computer Hardware > Overclocking and Modding
Click Here to Login
Closed Thread
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 12-02-2004, 07:23 PM   #1 (permalink)
Junior Techie
Join Date: May 2004
Posts: 63
Default ULtra ATA and SATA

OK Like my motherboard says it supports SATA Hard drives, but I bought a seagate HD and Installed windows and everything, but it says ULTRA ATA on it. Why is my comp working, or is ULTRA ata pretty much the same as SATA?

My Computer
Sofo File Server Case II
Antec 430 Watt PSU
5 Coolermaster LED fans(2G 3B)
Intel 865iPERL
Intel 2.8 Celeron D
ATi Radeon 9200 SE(For Now)
Sony 52x Cd Drive
Seagate 7200 RPM 40G
CoolerMaster Jet 4 (it works great)
ATI-M is offline  
Old 12-02-2004, 07:26 PM   #2 (permalink)
Master Techie
Join Date: Nov 2004
Posts: 2,088

It supports either, thats why it is working.

Finished With TF.
Codeine is offline  
Old 12-02-2004, 07:38 PM   #3 (permalink)
Techie Beyond Description
Nubius's Avatar
Join Date: Aug 2004
Posts: 11,600

Ultra ATA is nothing like SATA. Your Ultra ATA hard drive is running off of an IDE ribbon. SATA uses a completely different smaller, and faster cable. Also uses a smaller power connector than your generic 4pin molex connector. If your hard drive is ATA133 which I would assume it is, then that's 133mb/sec transfer whereas SATA is 150mb/sec I believe. Not only that but you can get of course the 10,000 RPM SATA drives which load games, windows, copies files and all that HD kind of stuff very quickly.

It supports either, thats why it is working.
Next time it'd be helpful if you could point him in the direction of a resource to answer his question. Being that the two are completely different this really leaves him in the dark.
Nubius is offline  
Old 12-03-2004, 05:52 AM   #4 (permalink)
PowerQuest / Opera
TheMajor's Avatar
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Netherlands
Posts: 10,177

Generally SATA disks are a little faster. The access, seek, read and write speeds are more important, though. A 60MB/s ATA drive will beat a 55MB/s SATA drive.
TheMajorMMX - Intel P200 MMX @ 225Mhz - V-Tech (PcPartner) Baby-AT mb w/ Intel Triton TX chipset - Nvidia Riva TNT2 M64 w/ 16MB - 256MB M-Tec SDRAM - Still running.....
TheMajor is offline  
Closed Thread

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off

Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:32 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.