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Old 06-29-2005, 06:53 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Originally posted by Hacp
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."
What if you are dealing with a 10,000 RPM drive? Eh?

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Old 06-29-2005, 07:24 PM   #12 (permalink)
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SATA is a faster interferance, but that doesn't mean SATA hard drives are faster than IDE HD's. Almost all HD's spin at 7200RPM, and have 8.9ms seek time, and 8MB cache. SATA allows 150MB/s, and not even the WD Raptors take advantage of all that...

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