Vista Ultimate

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  1. rightdownupleft

    rightdownupleft New Member

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    Ok kids so I gots the Vista Ultimate.

    I have a SATA 1.0 240 jigabyte drive and a 120 just regular ide line. I'm going to install the Vister Ulimitizle and I want to know which drive I should put it on. I use the SATA drive currently for ALL of my storage and leave the IDE drive for the OS and thats all. Shall I install on the SATA for better performance?

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    don't use the ide drive.
     
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    It's okay man, everyone's got a few flaws.

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    Definitely put it on the SATA drive. Vista needs all the new hardware it can get.

    That said, I've got Vista Business running on a spare laptop in my office, so I can figure out how to get it to where I can stand using/administering it before we can't buy XP anymore, and it's running on a 1.5GHz P4 with 768MB of RAM and a 40GB 5400rpm IDE drive. It's passable, but even the ATi Mobility Radeon built into that machine can't handle Aero Glass.

    (the non-glass theme doesn't look bad, though, not by any means. It's a hell of a lot better than the XP theme.
     
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    Although I don't have much experience with Vista, I'd run with SATA.
     
  7. deusexaethera

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    The OS should be on the fastest drive anyway. There's a lot of shit that all wants to get read at once during bootup.
     
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    SATA... Hell get another SATA for your data. They are cheap.
     
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    use the SATA drive
     
  10. dorkultra

    dorkultra OT's resident crohns dude OT Supporter

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    i find sata drives to be a little bit faster. keep in mind that even ide drive will never hit the theoretical 133MBps. sata has a better delivery system, i'm sure someone here could chime in on that

    obviously they will never hit 150 / 300 MBps, at least not currently. maybe in the future as solid state gets faster and faster.
     
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    sure they'll never hit their wall, but sata drive will still outperform ide drive.
     
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    i like it
     
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    I like it too. I do know a lot of people that don't, but then, they openly admit they're not willing to make the tradeoff between familiar usability and security.
     
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    i can take it or leave it. it isn't a big enough deal for me to buy XP to put on my laptop, but given the choice i would've stuck with XP. for my parents though, i definitely prefer Vista because it is easier to keep my asshat cousin's from screwing up their PC when they come over.
     
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    I'm putting Vista on this machine I have now because I know I'll eventually have to get used to using it, so I figure might as start now. I plan on builing a new machine in the very very near future so I'll buy the new SATA shit then. :)
     
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    dorkultra OT's resident crohns dude OT Supporter

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    i only run vista because i bought a tuner card that only has vista drivers and works with vista media center. otherwise i would be using mediaportal and xp.

    + i get to become familiar with vista, it's alright
     

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