Originally Posted by Jenox
Actually a lot of UltraIDE drives outperform SATA II drives. SATA is the newest thing otu there though, and RAID is just a disk linked with another disk to have some kind of performance gain. I.E Raid 0, 1 0+1 etc etc
Actually you should back up your statements Jenox,
Current hard drives cannot even saturate PATA, what it all comes down to RIGHT NOW
is the mechanical advantages of the drive it self, NOT the interface. There Definetly may be a better built drive with a PATA interface that outperforms some SATA Drives, but In Return there are SATA drives that are equal or even better than the PATA drives.
And since Hard drive makers are looking to the future, they are developing their drives around the current standard SATA not PATA which has been around for 20 Years...
These Drives perform about the same, But SATA Has more bandwidth headroom, Is the current standard, is Easier to Setup, and is Hot swappable, Smaller cables.
Thats why i recommended he go SATA.