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Old 05-01-2005, 12:10 PM   #1
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will i see a difference in performance if i switch from an ide hard drive to a serial ata hard drive?
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Old 05-01-2005, 12:12 PM   #2
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I wouldn't think you'd see much difference in speed to tell the truth, no. Its just another way of transferring data, though it is suppsoed to have faster speeds. I guess it is like AGP and PCI-E at the moment, there is no hardware that will push it that extra bit farther, though PCI-E is supposed to be better
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Old 05-01-2005, 12:15 PM   #3
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You will notice a difference a small bit in windows load times and installation times, and uninstall times, but nothing heavy. HOWEVER, if you get an SATAII drive, you WILL NOTICE a significant difference. nForce4 Ultra and SLi Deluxe supports that, which in fact are also PCI express. No, if you switch to SCSI HDDs, you WILL NOTICE A HUGE DIFFERENCE, but you better have a LOT of money.
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Old 05-01-2005, 12:26 PM   #4
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I agree. If you have motherboards that support SATAII such as the Abit FATAL1TY AN8, you will see a boost with SAmsung's new SATAII hard drives coming out. THeir new drive is fast because of the increased I/O speeds that goes up to 3.0Gb per second maximum.
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People, the IO speed means nothing unless the drives can actually acheve it. Ever wonder why drives that were ATA100 w/ 8M cache where faster than ATA133 drives with 2M cache?

Maybe I'm wrong, but I seriously doubt speed will be able to take advange of anything much over 100mbps
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Old 05-01-2005, 12:34 PM   #6
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See here:

http://nwc.storagepipeline.com/161601054
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