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Old 10-03-2005, 05:01 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey guys..I've been thinking about buying a new hard drive because Im using a lot of my storage in music&video. Been thinking about a sata or sata2, this would be my secondary HDD(storage) so I don't want to spend a fortune on it.

What I need to know is, I bought my computer from Compaq, and I don't know what mobo I have. In everest, it says unknown. So, now I don't know what to do. Where to check? Bought in Jan/feb 2004 I believe, so thats when the mobo would've been "new". Any ideas/suggestions/comments/feedback? TIA..
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that wont exactly help, but you can download CPU-Z and then tell us some more!

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Asustek p4sd-le

Thanks on the cpu-z guitarfreak. I'll check the internet to see if I can find the info myself, but if someone already knows, dont hesitate to respond here and tell me if its compatible.
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Found this-

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2 Serial ATA-150 controllers support 2 SATA-150 disk drives

So? No sata2? Little insight please? Thanks.
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no sata 2. Get Sata anyway... It's pretty much the better standard. It's PLENTY fast for storage and whatnot. You don't need a screaming-fast drive for storage for music and video.

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Cool. Thanks. Gonna pick one up when I get some extra money I guess. So regular SATA is faster then IDE? Because Ill make the SATA one my main and my 80 gig IDE storage.
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