Originally posted by TheMajor
I think that doesn't really make sense. Even if it were true, the IDE controller wouldn't be able to handle those speeds.
The only way that wouldn't make sense is if you don't understand how a hard drive works. To my knowledge, that'd be the correct formula for figuring out how fast a hard drive can go.
Obviously IDE controllers wouldn't be able to handle it, the ATAPI standards are 133MBps max so it throttles it down to my understanding. SATA drives can do 150MBps at 7200rpm, SCSI can do 320MBps at 10000rpm, so it's not that far off. It's just limited by the controller.