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Old 02-29-2004, 12:17 PM   #1 (permalink)
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i just want to know what is the "s.ata"
and "raid"
all i know is that is something on mather board or HD

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Old 02-29-2004, 02:29 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Well RAID(Random Array something or other I think) is a way of storage for mulitple HD's I don't know much more than that though I'm afraid


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Old 02-29-2004, 02:39 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Add a little is 2 types of raid i know of. One for backing up.One for performance.Your mother board has to support Raid to use it.
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Old 03-01-2004, 12:13 AM   #4 (permalink)
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SATA=Serial ATAcan travel date up to 150MBps(may be advance to 300 and 600MB in the future), faster than parellel ATA(PATA)SATA has a thinnner cable and a smaller connection and cable length is about 3 ft.
RAID = Redundant Array of Inexpensive Disks or Independent Disks , is commonly used on servers in corpoate environments The most popular are raid 0 ,1 and 5 . Raid 5 is the most advanced and using disk stripping with parity and provides fautly tolerance
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Old 03-01-2004, 02:42 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Serial ATA can only fit one drive per port/cable because it runs in serial - if you know the difference between serial and paralell circuits you will understand why.
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