Seagate: The Only "Real" SATA HDDs? - Techist - Tech Forum

Go Back   Techist - Tech Forum > Computer Hardware > Monitors, Printers and Peripherals
Click Here to Login
Closed Thread
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 07-01-2004, 04:53 PM   #1 (permalink)
ag3
Monster Techie
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Posts: 1,536
Unhappy Seagate: The Only "Real" SATA HDDs?

I have a choice of Maxtor, Western Digital or Seagate. All SATA at 120 Gb. I already have the Western Digital Caviar SATA (8 Mb) 120 Gb. Should I exchange it for a Seagate? I heard only Seagates gan get 150 Mb/s.

Plz help me out with this as soon as possible. Thx!
__________________

ag3 is offline  
Old 07-02-2004, 12:37 AM   #2 (permalink)
ag3
Monster Techie
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Posts: 1,536
Default

Well... Is it? And why do Western Digital not specify that they are selling fake SATAs...
__________________

ag3 is offline  
Old 07-02-2004, 04:36 AM   #3 (permalink)
ag3
Monster Techie
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Posts: 1,536
Default

Thank you Microbell! It`s nice to see ppl take time to help others out (actually writing more than a sentance ) Thx again man!
ag3 is offline  
Old 07-02-2004, 04:38 AM   #4 (permalink)
ag3
Monster Techie
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Posts: 1,536
Default

P.S.: From the looks of that chart, WD outperforms Seagate... Am I right?...? I though Seagate was entirely based on SATA, and not just a conversion...
ag3 is offline  
Old 07-02-2004, 07:53 AM   #5 (permalink)
Ultra Techie
 
Join Date: May 2004
Posts: 826
Default

But for what i know, all the HDDs from all this branded HDD manufacturers almost the same. Very hard to justify which 1 better cosz using same technology.
__________________
http://blog.diyersitzone.net/

AMD Athlon 64x2 4000+
2GB Kingston DDRII667Mhz
MSI K9Neo-F
MSI 256MB GeForce8500GT
Western Digital 160GB SATAII HDD
Maxtor 80GB 8M ATA133 HDD
LG 4163B DVDRW
17" Samsung 793Dfx Monitor
Win XP Pro
didi is offline  
Old 07-02-2004, 11:49 PM   #6 (permalink)
ag3
Monster Techie
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Posts: 1,536
Default

Thx Microbell... I appreciate it.
ag3 is offline  
Old 07-03-2004, 12:22 AM   #7 (permalink)
True Techie
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Posts: 132
Default

the 150mb/sec is purely theoretical, what Seagate means by "real sata" is that there is no molex, only the sata data plug and sata power plug notice also it has no jumpers, yet it offers no performance gain. Also @ Microbell, the transfer rates are no where near as high as you posted, I wish they where though. Read the next page http://www.tomshardware.com/storage/...hd-250-08.html
SewerBeing is offline  
Old 07-03-2004, 04:17 AM   #8 (permalink)
ag3
Monster Techie
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Posts: 1,536
Default

Wow! Western Digital is cutting it up! Thank god I didn't exchange it for a Seagate. Thx SewerBeing for taking the time to post that!..!
ag3 is offline  
Old 07-03-2004, 08:03 AM   #9 (permalink)
True Techie
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Posts: 132
Default

but its not a marketing ploy, and I am aware of how old the article is, it is still valid though. The 150mb/sec thing is the theoretical limit on the transfer rate. However, nothing today can even get close to that. The Sata150, in the over is more usefull for judging how old or new the hard drive is, not what it will transfer at.
__________________

SewerBeing is offline  
Closed Thread

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off




Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:08 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.