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Old 10-29-2006, 09:23 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Newly Installed SATA Drive

I just upgraded to a SATA drive. I wanted to compare my old HD with the new one. So I ran a benchmark on Sandra on my ATA HD; for read performance it came up Drive Index: 54 MB/s and Random access time: 14ms. The new SATA drive was 57 MB/s and 13ms.

In the Sandra menu the SATA drive came up as just ATA. In the device manager it said it says primary ATA channel.

My question is: is my computer thinking that the SATA drive is ATA and limiting the speed. Or is it just saying ATA because SATA is a type of ATA.

Thank you for your help.

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Old 10-29-2006, 02:42 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I dont think your limited *goes to everest* my SATA 2 appears as ATA so i dont think you limited at least im not and i see the difference between my IDE. Hope i healped
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