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Old 10-10-2006, 11:53 AM   #1
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Default need help making up my mind

ook so i was forced to buy a new oem disk of windowsxp with sp2 and i am currently running a 250 gig ide hd now i am waiting for my disk to come in the mail and i was thinking about updating to a sata 1.5(my mb won't take 3.0) and useing my ide as a storage. now i am not a hardcore computer gamer or anything. just love computers and do a lot of graphics with photoshop ect..... how much difference am i going to see going to sata? i have the money but should't spend it but i would rather do it now then have to reinstall windows again later. any comments will help?

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Old 10-10-2006, 12:35 PM   #2
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The only difference moving to SATA really will be the increased speed due to drive technology moving on - you would get practically the same performance with a new IDE drive, but SATA is much easier to cable

SATA 3.0 drives are backwards compatible with SATA 1.5, they just cant' send the data at 300mps just 150mps, and this would give you a better upgrade path.
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