Serial ATA

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  1. madriver

    madriver so yea. . .

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    Anyone using a serial ATA hard drive? I just put in a 120gb hard drive w/8mb cache in my machine at work. Was looking at possibly putting a serial ata card and hard drive in. Opinions?
     
  2. SLED

    SLED build an idiot proof device and someone else will

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    the speed of my system increased noticibly when i added my serial ATA drive. I ended up getting a WD Rapter 10,000rpm. It screams to say the least.
     
  3. maczter

    maczter Life is trying things to see if they work.

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  4. DAN513

    DAN513 OT Supporter

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    Same here. It made a huge difference.
     
  5. ins3cure

    ins3cure Old School Noob

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    much faster to me too but I also went from a 4500rpm laptop drive to two 7200rpm 8mb cache drives on RAID 0. Regardless, load time is very fast now, as are data transfers.

    The cables are smaller too so airflow is better :)
     
  6. madriver

    madriver so yea. . .

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    Hmm, good to know. Thanks guys.
     
  7. PSUPef2K

    PSUPef2K #Elite member

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    i have two 120GB maxtor SATA drives @ 7200rpm..

    :bowdown:

    SATA > *
     
  8. Slid.

    Slid. I'm a guy.

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    10k rpm 8MB Raptor from 5200rpm 2MB Maxtor = huge difference :big grin:
     
  9. madriver

    madriver so yea. . .

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    That would qualify as a huge difference! :)
     
  10. IAMwhitey

    IAMwhitey New Member

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    SATA in my server... its very nice
     
  11. madriver

    madriver so yea. . .

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    Business server or personal?
     
  12. WannaZO6

    WannaZO6 There are 10 types of people in the world, the one

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    i just got my SATA drive from newegg today. about to install and get my main rig running again.
     
  13. lowfat

    lowfat 24/Mac/SciFi/PC Crew OT Supporter

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    SCSI > SATA
     
  14. maczter

    maczter Life is trying things to see if they work.

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    meh.

    my workstation at my old job was a 2.8 GHz Xeon with striped 15k UW360 SCSI drives and disk access (booting, opening apps and large files) wasn't noticeably faster than my 1.8 GHz Opteron with striped 10k SATA Raptors. In fact, I'm tempted to say if you put 'em side by side, the 10k SATA's are faster.
     
  15. 66comet

    66comet New Member

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    Serial ata runs at 150 MB/sec. Maxtor is the only company that makes true SATA drives. The others are IDE drives that are bridged to SATA.
     
  16. maczter

    maczter Life is trying things to see if they work.

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    uh.

    you sure about that?

    Western Digital Raptor 10k RPM SATA?
     

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