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    #46
    Originally posted by Zoeff
    its an ATA/100 card what im thinking of now (WD) and thats ultra IDE? okay... can my mobo suport that/if a mobo suports IDE does that mean all types of IDE?
    Your mobo supports IDE and EIDE. EIDE is backward compatable. Your mobo I would bet supports at least up to ATA 100. It may even support ATA 133, manual should tell you.

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      #47
      SATA is basically ata 150.

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        #48
        sata is better and i also recommend wester digital drives, i got 2 120gb drives in my comp....considering getting an other 1 cuz i seem to be running out of space.

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          #49
          mhe ok, it will suport it then ..

          but ehm, read the edit?

          and this is the one im after now:

          http://silverapp1.mycom.nl/MyCom/Sto...&productType=1

          Originally posted by hellseeker
          sata is better and i also recommend wester digital drives, i got 2 120gb drives in my comp....considering getting an other 1 cuz i seem to be running out of space.
          my mobo doesnt support SATA and buying a controllor is going over my budget here...

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            #50
            When I get my hdd upgrade I will be going to 2 200GB WD SATA drives and will be using a controller card to connect them. I will then remove my current controller card.

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              #51
              Originally posted by Freezrburn
              When I get my hdd upgrade I will be going to 2 200GB WD SATA drives and will be using a controller card to connect them. I will then remove my current controller card.
              i dont have 354 euros :bulb: (thats the mycom price)

              and it doest matter that much to have ATA/100 or ATA/150 (SATA) right?

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                #52
                I saw your edit and posted again after reading it. SATA is basically ATA 150. The drive you are looking at is a good drive. You won't need any additional hardware to connect it.

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                  #53
                  Originally posted by Freezrburn
                  That's funny, I have one of the 40GB drives and it does great. The problems I kept hearing about were in the larger Maxtor drives.
                  It was a 40 GB ATA133 7200 RPM w/2 MB cache. It seems, according to my research, that many other people had numerous write-cache errors. I used the Maxblast utility to correct the problem, but it came back a couple of times, so I just replaced it with a 200 GB drive before it actually did die on me.

                  Originally posted by Krille3.2
                  IDE
                  SATA
                  SCSI

                  from fast to faster
                  Actually, that is no longer correct, necessarily. I read an article in Maximum PC where they tested a 10K RPM Raptor SATA HDD vs 10K and 15K RPM Ultra 320 SCSI HDDs.

                  Here is breakdown of the results:

                  Avg Read Speed(MB/sec)
                  10K SATA - 61.7
                  10K SCSI 320 - 46.8
                  15k SCSI 320 - 55.1

                  Avg Write Speed (MB/sec)
                  10K SATA - 36.1
                  10K SCSI 320 - 34.3
                  15k SCSI 320 - 41.0

                  Burst Speed(MB/sec)
                  10K SATA - 111
                  10K SCSI 320 - 97
                  15k SCSI 320 - 100

                  Random Access Time(ms) (includes avg 2 ms latency)
                  10K SATA - 7.9
                  10K SCSI 320 - 7.2
                  15k SCSI 320 - 5.5

                  As you can see, the 15K SCSI 320 has a much faster random access time than the other drives. But looking at the amount of data you can move with a SATA drive, why spend the money on SCSI?

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                    #54
                    Originally posted by Freezrburn
                    I saw your edit and posted again after reading it. SATA is basically ATA 150. The drive you are looking at is a good drive. You won't need any additional hardware to connect it.
                    ok. TY

                    can i close the thread or do i need to know more?

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                      #55
                      Originally posted by Zoeff
                      i dont have 354 euros :bulb: (thats the mycom price)

                      and it doest matter that much to have ATA/100 or ATA/150 (SATA) right?
                      I haven't installed a SATA yet but I expect it will be a noticeable diff. I don't notice much diff so far from ATA 100-133. Running ATA 100 currently. I will see a big diff when I do the upgrade due to only having 2mb cache right now. I have seen how fast the 8mb cache drives are.

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                        #56
                        Originally posted by Zoeff
                        ok. TY

                        can i close the thread or do i need to know more?
                        You seem to be pretty well squared away.

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                          #57
                          I have 20 Gig HDD and I'm happy with it. :up:

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                            #58
                            Originally posted by Freezrburn
                            I haven't installed a SATA yet but I expect it will be a noticeable diff. I don't notice much diff so far from ATA 100-133. Running ATA 100 currently. I will see a big diff when I do the upgrade due to only having 2mb cache right now. I have seen how fast the 8mb cache drives are.
                            ok ...

                            closing...

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