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Old 11-24-2005, 05:33 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I'm thinking about purchasing a Maxtor 200GB internal hard drive.

Here are the specs:

Drive Capacity 200GB
Internal or External Internal
Interface ATA/133
Rotation Speed 7200 RPM
Compatibility PC
Manufacturer Maxtor
Manufacturer Model L01P200
Cache Buffer Size 8MB
Data Transfer Rate ATA/133
Average Seek Time 9.4ms

I am planning to use it with my laptop, which means I will have to get a hard drive enclosure if I want to do this. (This is a cheaper alternative than to actually buy an external hard drive)...

Does it matter that this hard drive is Ultra ATA rather than SATA? I heard SATA transfer speeds start at around 150mbps while Ultra ATA is around 33. Should it matter since it will be hooked up to the laptop with a USB 2.0 cable?

Let me know, thanks

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Old 11-24-2005, 05:35 PM   #2 (permalink)
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there real is no performance difference between the sata and IDE, because sata barely works at 150mb/s usually it works at like 100mb/s . i havent seen any sata enclosures maybe there are

do not get maxtor!!!!!! get seagate or WD if you want a long lasting hdd with a 5 year warranty

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Old 11-24-2005, 05:38 PM   #3 (permalink)
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isn't this one? http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...215794&CatId=0
i'm not sure

when i loook for enclosures, what should i look for? Something that is ATA compatiable, right?

by the way, im getting a maxtor because it's on sale for $30 after rebates =)

which interface is more common? SATA, Ultra ATA, etc...???
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