do SATA drives run hotter than PATA?

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  1. Hartman

    Hartman New Member

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    I have two indentical WDs, except one is 120gb and PATA, other is a 160gb SATA and the SATA is consistantly 6 deg hotter.
     
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    should be the same... Although WDs are bad choices for SATA drives... They're really PATA drives with an integrated SATA converter.
     
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    5Gen_Prelude There might not be an "I" in the word "Team", but

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    Same speed? Same platters? Density? Swapped positions of the drives?
     
  4. SLED

    SLED build an idiot proof device and someone else will

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    even the raptors? i haven't owned a faster drive (non scsi), they are incredible performance wise.
     
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    P07r0457 New Member

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    ugh, Seagates are better. Reliability aside, (where the seagates really outshine the WDs, btw) the Seagates also out-perform.


    And yes, even the raptor is really a PATA drive with a SATA converter... They use a Marvell 88i8030C controller, last time I checked.
     
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    deusexaethera OT Supporter

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    It's also been determined that the particular PATA=>SATA converter that Raptors use doesn't affect their sustained transfer rate by much, if at all. As I recall, my own tests showed that they matched Seagates for overall performance in PCMark, even with a PCI=>SATA controller in the middle of the data stream.
     
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    deusexaethera OT Supporter

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    To answer the thread starter's question: the heat a drive makes depends on its rotational speed, the number of platters it has, and the efficiency of its motors. As long as you have moving air near the drive (it doesn't even have to be much), it's very unlikely to overheat under any normal circumstances.
     

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