Anybody using a SATA hard drive?

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  1. rkf76

    rkf76 New Member

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    Have you noticed it being any faster than the normal ATA/IDE drives?
     
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    col_panic calm like a bomb Moderator

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    i went from ata-100 to sata on two machines and noticed a small improvement in speed on my main workstation. the other was my media server and i don't use it directly, so i wouldn't be able to tell
     
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    It was slightly noticable for me, I'm running a SATA as my boot disk and a standard ATA133 as my backup drive. Opening a folder with thousands of files takes a bit less time on the SATA than it does the ATA drive.
     
  4. Stemby

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    i have a SATA drive that has my media files on it (video audio) and they seem to come up faster
     
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    Chase Fuck you, fuck you, fuck you, you're cool, fuck yo

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    Never noticed any difference here.
     
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    Penguin Man Protect Your Digital Liberties

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    SATA is much, much faster than IDE. You may not notice the difference on a normal desktop machine (unless you're doing things that are very disk intensive), but on a file server the difference is immense.
     
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    Interesting....I was expecting there to be overwhelming "yes" answers. Good thing they are the same price, or cheaper, than IDE/ATA drives
     
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    Well sinec 90% of SATA drives are natively EIDE i doubt that.
     
  10. Grouch

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    I have the old 36g or whatever is it raptor. I guess its ok.
     
  11. THT

    THT The easy way is always mined

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    Been using a 37GB WD Raptor since it came out and it is noticeably faster than the 7200rpm drives that I've used.
     
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    Penguin Man Protect Your Digital Liberties

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    I'm just going by what I've noticed/measured on my file server at work :dunno:

    Edit: It has 200GB Seagate Baracudas.
     
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    any hdparm stats?
     
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    I'm thinking that you would have to have a drive capable of exploiting the fat pipe that is SATA.
     
  15. Penguin Man

    Penguin Man Protect Your Digital Liberties

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    Compared to my home machine (WD 200GB IDE drive):

    The file server used to have SCSI drives running on a PCI SCSI controller (regular PCI, not PCI-X or PCI-E or anything). When I tested the new SATA drive against the SCSI drives on the PCI controller, the SATA drive was a bit faster. Of course, the SCSI drive should be faster with an on-board SCSI controller, but the way it was the much cheaper SATA drives actually provided a performance boost.
     
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    My workstation has 2 Raptors in RAID-0. Previously I was running 2 Seagate ATA133s in RAID-0, I've noticed a small increase in responsiveness and a huge increase in transfers to/from other drives.
     
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    i'm about to setup that exact setup...i'll have 2x 36Gb Raptors in Raid-0

    :eek5:
     

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