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Old 11-27-2005, 12:34 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Which Harddrive should I get?

I don't really need a lot of space, and I'm thinking 200g's will be enough, but I'm not entirely sure.
There are two different hard drives I'm looking at right now, a;
Seagate Barracuda 7200RPM 8MB Cache 250Gig
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822148065

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Western Digital Caviar SE 320Gig 7200RPM 8MB Cache
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822144392

I know one is serial ata and one is ide ultra, but I'm pretty sure I have serial ata -> ide connectors or something, I'm sort of a noob on hard drives so any help would be appriciated.
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Old 11-27-2005, 12:59 AM   #2 (permalink)
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The first one is SATA and will work if you have a SATA connection. You really need to make sure your MoBo can support SATA.
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i really doubt there is such thing as IDE>SATA.

What motherboard do you have? i'll look it up.

Look for Seagate drives with NCQ.
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How would I find out?
I have an MSI K8N Neo4-F motherboard.

edit; Under the name, it says
" MSI K8N NEO4-F nForce4 Athlon 64 Skt939 DDR ATX Motherboard w/Audio, Gigabit LAN, RAID/Serial ATA Retail"
Serial ATA, but I'm pretty sure I have ata to ide cables or something :amazed:
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the segate is very good i have 3 of them
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Ok, so your Mobo takes SATA, meaning that your first HDD is compadible. I havnt heard of ATA-> IDE cables, but note ATA and SATA are different.
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Okay I think I'm getting the first, or maybe this one
http://www.newegg.com/Product/CustRa...2144701&page=6
But it's SATA. Is there a ata to sata converter or something I could buy, or is the extra cache even worth it ?
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" MSI K8N NEO4-F nForce4 Athlon 64 Skt939 DDR ATX Motherboard w/Audio, Gigabit LAN, RAID/Serial ATA Retail"
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But it's SATA. Is there a ata to sata converter or something I could buy, or is the extra cache even worth it ?
Serial ATA is SATA, you wont need a converter.
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Oh lol okay, thank you
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