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Old 12-18-2005, 07:10 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey Guys,

I am considering getting about 500 GB worth of storage in SATA I (150 MB/s) hard drives by segate this coming xmas. The problem is that I am scared that SATA I will lose support for whatever motherboard i plan to purchase along with a socket m athlon processor in 2006.

Is there any reason to believe that buying such a format will be extinct any time soon and lead to me wasting xmas cash?

thanks for any help! i want to get mad vids and music for my comp.
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Don't buy a $340 (500GIG SATA HDD)

You could buy (2) 250GIG SATA HDD's for $207 and set them up in RAID 0. The performance would be a lot better in RAID 0 and you'd save over $100 dollars.
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Is there any reason to believe that buying such a format will be extinct any time soon and lead to me wasting xmas cash?
no...SATA is the new generation of hard drives that will replace IDE
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If your worried about the new boards having Sata2 then don't. They will come with Sata1 connectors as well.
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Yes but sometimes the controller card that is built into the motherboard isn't compatable with the other card. That can lead to issues when trying to read the drives....
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I plan to get two on-sale 250 GB seagates from newegg.com since they are surprisingly cheaper than the 200 GBs which i originally planned to get.

From what i understand SATA 150 MB/s is a huge improvement over IDE speeds. I have read a few things saying SATA II's 3 GB/s is a questionable claim over its predecessor.
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