my mobo only supports sata 150, would getting a pci sata300 card help with speed?

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  1. dorkultra

    dorkultra OT's resident crohns dude OT Supporter

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    i don't have the option of pci express either

    the hard drive is a seagate that is either 150 or 300, depending on jumper settings. my mobo only handles 150, so i have it on that setting.

    would a pci sata300 card be faster than the sata150 connector on the board? or would the pci bus be slower
     
  2. mdaniel

    mdaniel S is for Shiksa

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    Don't bother. SATA150 is already faster than PCI's 133MB/sec bandwidth and drives don't actually transfer that fast anyway. I think a Raptor bursts at 70MB/sec or so.
     
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    Yeah, it's not worth the money. Rotating hard drives simply can't achieve that kind of speed, except under conditions so ideal as to be the stuff of fairy tales.
     

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