SATA II 3.0gb/sec is way overrated - Techist - Tech Forum

Go Back   Techist - Tech Forum > Computer Hardware > New Systems | Building and Buying
Click Here to Login
Closed Thread
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 12-20-2005, 11:23 PM   #1 (permalink)
My Swag is on!
rkf76's Avatar
Join Date: Nov 2005
Posts: 411
Default SATA II 3.0gb/sec is way overrated

The marketers are doing their job, no doubt, but don't believe the hype. Buying a HD that boasts 3.0gb/sec I/O transfer rate, for that reason only, is extremely ignorant at best. Due to mechanical limitations of the drives and of motherboards we attach them to, that transfer rate is a long way from being realized. Even the older SATA/150 technology is yet to be fully capitolized on and taken advantage of. The more relevant numbers we should pay attention to is buffer size, seek time, and rpm as those are far more relevant to the performance of the drive than the boasted I/O transfer rate.

But don't take my word for it, see for yourself
Mobo Abit AN-M2
CPU AMD Athlon 64 X2 5400 2.8Ghz Black Edition
HD Seagate 7200.10 250GB/Maxtor DM +9 160GB/WD 500gb external
Optical Drive Lite-On LH-20A1L-06 DVD burner
RAM G.Skill DDR2 800 Dual channel 2GB (2 x 1GB)
Audio AudioTrak Prodigy HD2
Speakers Insignia NS-B2111
Receiver JVC UX-G70
PSU Hiper Type-R 580 watts
Case Lian Li PC-7SB w/Window
Monitor Lenovo L222
rkf76 is offline  
Closed Thread

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off

Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:17 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.