Originally Posted by turtile
I have a socket 478 w/ SATA as well.
You won't notice any difference between SATA and IDE. IDE is fast enough.
haha...uhh, hmm..how to reply to this one
i have sata 3.0 on a 160gb WD, and i LOOOVVVEEEE IT! xp bar goes acrost half way then i have desktop...funny, everybody always says, whaaaat?...
you will notice best when copying files on that harddrive, eg: from your documents folder to your desktop, say on an ide, a certian file would take 30s, on sata it takes about 13s. its truly incredible the first time you use it, i first used it on a C2D dell that had 512 mb and a 250gb sata hdd...i loved it, got it here, and i still love it.
gotta love how fast technology is moving nowadays...whats next? SATA9.3gb/s? hah