Serial ATA vs. IDE, in layman's terms. - Page 2 - 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 05-10-2005, 08:52 PM   #11 (permalink)
Monster Techie
Chankama's Avatar
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Canada
Posts: 1,523

SATA is faster then IDE and the advantage of RAID if you ever decide to go that route.
Huh?? RAID is completely independent of SATA/IDE :-\.. You can have a RAID setup with IDE HDDs. And simply b/c SATA is capable of deliverying information faster through its interface doesn't mean HDDs take advantage of it these days. IDE based setups (these days) should provide similar performance due to the HDDs bottlenecks.

Chankama is offline  
Old 05-10-2005, 10:03 PM   #12 (permalink)
Ultra Techie
Join Date: Mar 2005
Posts: 635

sata doesn't do anything faster... Its **CAPABLE**of being faster.. The bottle neck isnt what connector you have, its the drive.

i've already explained this 10 times, search the forums.

AMD 64 x2 3800 Venice @ 2.0
Zalman 7700 @ 28c
Gigabyte K8NXP-SLI
2 x Samsung 1gb DDR400 CL2.5
2 x eVga 6800 256mb GT
430mhz Core / 1.1ghz Memory
M-Audio Firewire-410
Sandra Memory Bench:
Sandra Cpu Arithmetic:

Eat your heart out intel.
senseless is offline  
Old 05-10-2005, 11:14 PM   #13 (permalink)
Super Techie
Join Date: May 2005
Posts: 406
Send a message via AIM to MrBebop26 Send a message via Yahoo to MrBebop26

Does everything come to a bottleneck these days?

MrBebop26 is offline  
Old 05-11-2005, 12:11 AM   #14 (permalink)
Master Techie
Join Date: Jul 2004
Posts: 2,932

He's confusing you...

"Native" SATA drives don't have an onboard adapter. When SATA technology first came out, this was the most common way to get a SATA-capable drive, and it caused a major bottleneck. Now, you can get native SATA drives, and there's no bottleneck.

Second, if you use a PCI controller card for SATA, you'll have a bottleneck because that's not as dedicated or fast as a native onboard SATA controller (which most boards have now).

So if you buy a new SATA drive (that's a true SATA drive) and your mobo has native SATA support (ports right on the board) you're going to notice a performance increase. SATA operates faster than the top IDE drives on the market.

Also, a SATA controller can do RAID without the need for a RAID controller card too.

Don\'t hate the player...Hate the game...
ShoobieRat is offline  
Old 05-11-2005, 12:23 AM   #15 (permalink)
Monster Techie
Chankama's Avatar
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Canada
Posts: 1,523

The "bottleneck" that has been mentioned so far in the thread had nothing to do with an adapter. It was merely pointed out that the speed (these days) is more dependent on the drive itself than the interface type. This is because the 7200 rpm HDDs don't fully take advantage of the higher bandwidth offered by SATA right now. Therefore, having a higher transfer rate is not as meaningful since the 7200 rpm HDDs don't use them.

That's why the HDDs were identified as a bottleneck when attempting to compare between the two interfaces. One can't truly do that until u use a HDD that uses the SATA bandwidth. But that will cost more money.. Certainly more than a typical 7200 rpm. So for all practical purposes, they should provide similar purformance (SATA, IDE).

Chankama 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 11:05 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.