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Old 06-27-2005, 03:19 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Get one of those SATA Raptor 10,000RPM drives. Now those really fly. Down to the 7200RPM level, it doesn't make near as much of a difference, and both are fast especially if you get an 8MB or greater buffer and are used to the 5400RPM drives that come in manufactured PCs.
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Old 06-27-2005, 03:21 PM   #12 (permalink)
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The SATA II is 33 Percent more expensive then the IDE drive you listed. Not comparable. But I suppose this comes to the point where opinion kicks in, so lets not argue that.

A P3 beats a comparable P4 because Intel goofed. The traded off effiecieny in the newer CPU for the ability to go to higher speeds. Kinda ike how many 4 cyclinder cars have extremely good gas milage, but they hit a speed wall very fast (This is not true all the time, but bear with me here). Its kinda like why a 2 GHz AMD can compete with a 3 GHz Pentium 4.

And even though I dont think the prices are comparable in the drives, I say bust out the extra money for a SATA II hard drive. Come on, its 25 bucks... thats a days worth of food. You can go without food for a day, CAN'T YOU?

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Old 06-27-2005, 03:32 PM   #13 (permalink)
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Old 06-27-2005, 03:43 PM   #14 (permalink)
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If you are comparing a SATA 7200rpm with an IDE 7200rpm there is no difference (noticibly speed wise) other than the method in which the information is sent/received. However, with narrower cables that the SATA drives use, there is less restricted air flow within your case which will help with heat issues.
I don't quite agree with the first. SATA got a dedicated channel (bus) for data transfer compare to IDE that share the bus with other devices.
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Old 06-27-2005, 04:52 PM   #15 (permalink)
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Exactly. The best IDE might run at 90 (PATA 133 my kapusta!!) and the SATA @ 150. HMMMMMMM.....that's worth the 25 bucks!!!!!!! Word!!!!!
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One more comment: I just bought a WD 2500JD for $75 on Ebay and I've seen other 250 gig SATA's for nearly the same price there. It was new and OEM........ Just get the SATA and you'll be glad you did!
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