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Old 10-02-2006, 12:56 AM   #1
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Default SATA, IDE, wha?

is there a way in which i can find out wheter my HDD is SATA or IDE?


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Old 10-02-2006, 01:34 AM   #2
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open up the case and look at the wire going from the mobo to the hdd.
http://www.maadiran.com/persian/IMAGES/sata-pata.jpg
left one is IDE, right one is SATA
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Old 10-02-2006, 09:17 AM   #3
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Simple explination:

IDE = Big connection
SATA I or II = Small connection
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Old 10-02-2006, 07:28 PM   #4
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Cool!

All right, so way I went to Newegg.com and decided to upgrade my HDD. I would have to choose SATA 3.0 GB/s?



EDIT: sorry, im not a grizzled PC UBER sumo computer guy. But I will be...
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Well, does your motherboard support 3.0GB/s?
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Sata 2 (or II) = 3.0GB/s which in most cases is not needed
Sata 1 (or I) = 1.5GB/s which is the best choice in my new oppnion
IDE = there going outta date soon. I'm not sure if they have the perpendicular technology or not, but if they do they can out run any Raptor Drive out there. Anyways if you don't know what perpendicular technology is watch this " crazy" flash made by Hatichi http://www.hitachigst.com/hdd/resear...Animation.html Enjoy
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Old 10-02-2006, 08:05 PM   #7
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Well, does your motherboard support 3.0GB/s?
how do i find that out?
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Old 10-02-2006, 08:22 PM   #8
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I know you probley have no idea what a chipset is, but you need to find this out, and just tell us. The way you can find this out is by telling us is downloading a very non-installable program called CPU-Z located : http://www.cpuid.com/cpuz.php click on Download Latest version in in the upper left hand corner. When you get that far open it up go to the about tab, and click HTML report. Save this on your desktop so you can delete after it's used. (This is just to make it simple). Tell the community the following:

Motherboard manufacturer
Motherboard model
Chipset
Southbridge

and we will be able to help you
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Ok.

Mobo Manufacturer: ASUSTek Computer INC.
Mobo Model: NAGAMI2L
Chipset: nVidia 6150
Southbridge:nVidia nForce 410/430 MCP
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http://www.techbuy.com.au/product.as...1&prodid=65184 <--- I belive that is your mother board, so I am saying yes if thats correct. If I am wrong please show me a link to your monther board if you bought it. If you didn't please tell me where you bought it, and if you put it together your self:

Storage/RAID
South bridge: NVIDIA nForce 430
*2 x UltraDMA 133/100/66/33
*4 x Serial ATA 3Gb/s with RAID 0, RAID 1, RAID 0+1, RAID 5 & JBOD
NVIDIA MediaShield RAID 0, 1, 0+1, 5 and JBOD span cross Serial ATA drives
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