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Old 01-07-2005, 07:27 PM   #1
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Default Windows XP on Serial ATA, IDE, or P-ATA/133

Which installation will get me fastest and best overall results. Installing XP on a SATA Hard Drive, IDE, or ATA/133
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Old 01-10-2005, 05:07 PM   #2
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SATA, probably, if the Drivers are installed with Windows. Some aren't.
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Default Re: Windows XP on Serial ATA, IDE, or P-ATA/133

ATA133 and SATA are the same with windows... Windows XP only allows for 100MB/sec transfer anyways. It wont make ANY difference, so do any of them.
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Default Re: Windows XP on Serial ATA, IDE, or P-ATA/133

IDE and ATA133 are the same thing. ATA133 is just a different speed rating for the IDE interface. THere's also ATA33, ATA66, and ATA100. SATA is 150...

I don't know what windows is limited to as AMD said, but I do know that a good portion of the drives can't reach their max rated speeds... I doubt you would get over 100MB/s with most drives, even over ATA100
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Old 01-10-2005, 10:28 PM   #5
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Default Re: Windows XP on Serial ATA, IDE, or P-ATA/133

Good post. I didn't know about that how Windows limit the transfer rates. With that in mind, why would anyone use SATA?
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