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Old 06-29-2005, 05:43 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Im building a computer and on newegg they have a samsung IDE hard drive 8MB for 80 bucks but they also have a Western digital SATA 150 Drive 8MB for 82 bucks.....both drives are 160GB, which one should i get or does it make a difference?
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only get the sata if your motherboard has sata connectors. Sata have faster xfer rates and spin faster if I am not mistaken.
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Old 06-29-2005, 05:45 PM   #3 (permalink)
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SATA150. It's faster.
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well if your going to only get one and not use a RAID configuration its not much of a performance difference.
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Sata150 is faster theorethically, but that does not transfer into real life performance. Basically, the run the same. But, get IDE only if its way cheaper(like 10+ cheaper).
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Get the Western Digital SATA drive as it is a better hard drive than the samsung
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Sata is faster, and in some cases spins faster...however all have fast spinning technology now.

Sata is also cheap now (120GB OEM for ~$70) similar in price to an ATA 133. The SATA connectors are also very thin, and help with wire managment in the pc keepin everything cool. You can also do the same with round IDE cables.
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Dude SATA 150 provides no benefit over IDE besides the cables. From Tom's Hardware

"Serial ATA does not entail any extra performance in and of itself - contrary to what is often propagated in innumerable marketing brochures. At the current maximum 150 MB/s, only the interface itself offers a good deal more bandwidth than UltraATA at 133 or 100 MB/s. But there are still no drives that can approach the maximum bandwidths of the UltraATA standard. Anyone solely interested in fast transfer speeds can continue to do without Serial ATA - unless you're dealing with a Western Digital hard drive with 10,000 rpm."
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In what cases do SATA spin fasteR?
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