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Old 11-17-2005, 10:49 PM   #1
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Question Hard Drive Speed

Ok, so, I think what is messing up my computer is my Hard Drive. It's IDE, 5400rpm, with 2mb cache, and it's causing allll sorts of errors. Now, I need a new hard drive, because two days ago, it screwed up and windows wouldn't boot, i had to reformat, and now there are lots of errors, and it's slowing my computer wayyyy down. What is a good hard drive, I don't quite understand the difference between Serial ATA150, and SATA 3.0GB/s. And what would be better?

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822140168

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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822148039

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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822152020
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Old 11-18-2005, 01:46 AM   #2
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I would get the first one. It's SATA and it's got a lot of cache to store prefetch info. 200GB is a lot of storage too making that Maxtor drive a must have.
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Old 11-18-2005, 06:44 AM   #3
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Ya 1st, about same price and same Rpm, I would personally go for this one:


http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822144160

Its way better, and faster.
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Old 11-18-2005, 06:55 AM   #4
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Default Re: Hard Drive Speed

make sure your mobo has sata inputs if you are going to get one.. doesn't go in the same place as ide ones.
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Old 11-18-2005, 08:33 AM   #5
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Yeah, I was about to mention that.

SATA drives will et you a good speed compared to the ewy speed you have
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Old 11-18-2005, 12:14 PM   #6
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Ok, so the first then? Well, it says there are 4 x SATA II, NV RAID 0/1/0+1 JBOD, on my mobo, I hope that means it will work.
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Old 11-18-2005, 12:27 PM   #7
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The first link is a SATA150 Hard drive...that is a completely different interface then SATA II.
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Old 11-18-2005, 11:21 PM   #8
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OK, it supports both SATA I and SATA II. SATA I is SATA 150 or SATA 1.5Gb/s. SATA II is SATA 300 or SATA 3.0Gb/s. SATA II is faster than SATA II, so wouldn't I want the SATA 3.0Gb/s hard drive instead of the slower one? Or does the 16Mb cache make up for that?
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