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Old 05-18-2006, 06:11 PM   #1 (permalink)
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hey, im about to order parts for a new comp; here are the core specs im lookin at:

-gigabyte ga-k8n
-athlon64 3200
-512 mb pny
-msi geforce 6600 256 mb

in other words, a cheap, low end, comp to play older and some new games decently.

but anyway, i was just wondering, in general, what would be the better choice for a hard drive, assuming they were from the same company: a 10000rpm ATA-133, or a 7200 rpm sata 3 gb/s ? would the extra rpm override any gain from the alternative faster transfer speed, or would the slower ata-133 connection be a larger resistance than the slower rpm? or, for that matter, at this point in time, would there be any significant change from a sata 3 gb/s to a ata-133 if they were both 7200 rpm?

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Old 05-18-2006, 07:59 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I'd go with a 7200rpm SATA 3gb/s just because there more common.
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Can you post the drives?

I've never heard of a 10,000RPM w/ ATA.

The 10,000RPM should be faster.
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sorry guys ---
you're completely right --- there aren't any ata-133 hdd's with 10,000 rpm. i just had my facts mixed up. so i guess the real question is, with my faux-gaming system, would there be any significant change, at this point in time, from an ata-133 to a sata-150 or sata 3 gb/s? im just tryin to keep down my spending

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There isn't much difference at all. As long as they are the same hard drive, they will perform just about the same along all 3 interfaces except for the burst rates and NCQ.

None of the 7200RPM drives out today can sustain 133MB/s so ATA133 is fine.
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If anything just get SATA so you can say its new!
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