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Thread: 10,000 RPM hard drive for Asus A7N8X Deluxe??




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    OK, when I had my motherboard installed I was told by the people that did it, that it was capable of supporting some kind of 10,000 RPM hard drive?? (I have a WD 7,200 RPM 40 gig drive) They said I need some kind of controller for it and that the drive and controller would cost around $300.00?? What is this they are talking about? That would be 2,800 RPM faster than the drive I have currently....would it make a big difference from the 7,200RPM drive????
    Here are my specs:
    System Specs: ATX generic case with Antec 550 watt power supply. ASUS A7N8X Deluxe Motherboard. Western Digital 7,200 RPM 40 gig IDE Hard Drive.(NTFS- file system) AMD Athlon XP 2600 processor.(standard fan and heatsink-Thoroughbred Core-standard speed-NO OVERCLOCK) 1 gig of Samsung DDRAM(PC 2700- 333 mhz....2-512mb sticks running in dual channel mode).Ati Radeon 8x 9600 XT (8x is enabled on motherboard). Soundblaster Audigy 2 sound card. Motorola sb 5100 cable modem (Insight Communications-Cable Connection) BenQ 16x DVD- RECORDER.(records -R/-RW or +R/+RW and CD-R formats) LG 52x32x52 CD Burner. Zip 100 internal drive and a generic 3.5 floppy drive. Windows XP Professional Operating System. I also have a HP Deskjet 3520 inkjet printer and a KDS X Flat 17 inch CRT monitor.

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    Most likely it's a 'scuzzy' drive, and therefore your gonna need a SCSI controller card. Basically it's more trouble than it's worth bud. Be happ wit' whatcha got :afro:
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    More likely is that it would be a Serial ATA drive, and probably one of the WD Raptor drives.

    The drive itself is faster than most others, but unfortunately it's only a 36GB drive at the moment. So it's basically a sacrifice of storage for speed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Beefy
    More likely is that it would be a Serial ATA drive, and probably one of the WD Raptor drives.

    The drive itself is faster than most others, but unfortunately it's only a 36GB drive at the moment. So it's basically a sacrifice of storage for speed.

    Yes beefy THATS THE ONE! I forgot what kind it was! I am thinking of getting the controller for it and the drive and putting win xp on it and leaving my other WD 7,200 rpm drive for programs.
    Here are my specs:
    System Specs: ATX generic case with Antec 550 watt power supply. ASUS A7N8X Deluxe Motherboard. Western Digital 7,200 RPM 40 gig IDE Hard Drive.(NTFS- file system) AMD Athlon XP 2600 processor.(standard fan and heatsink-Thoroughbred Core-standard speed-NO OVERCLOCK) 1 gig of Samsung DDRAM(PC 2700- 333 mhz....2-512mb sticks running in dual channel mode).Ati Radeon 8x 9600 XT (8x is enabled on motherboard). Soundblaster Audigy 2 sound card. Motorola sb 5100 cable modem (Insight Communications-Cable Connection) BenQ 16x DVD- RECORDER.(records -R/-RW or +R/+RW and CD-R formats) LG 52x32x52 CD Burner. Zip 100 internal drive and a generic 3.5 floppy drive. Windows XP Professional Operating System. I also have a HP Deskjet 3520 inkjet printer and a KDS X Flat 17 inch CRT monitor.

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    If u have the A7N8X-DX then no controller is required as the sata ports are built in.

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    Do I have to use a controller card if I want to use my old WD 7,200 drive also????
    Here are my specs:
    System Specs: ATX generic case with Antec 550 watt power supply. ASUS A7N8X Deluxe Motherboard. Western Digital 7,200 RPM 40 gig IDE Hard Drive.(NTFS- file system) AMD Athlon XP 2600 processor.(standard fan and heatsink-Thoroughbred Core-standard speed-NO OVERCLOCK) 1 gig of Samsung DDRAM(PC 2700- 333 mhz....2-512mb sticks running in dual channel mode).Ati Radeon 8x 9600 XT (8x is enabled on motherboard). Soundblaster Audigy 2 sound card. Motorola sb 5100 cable modem (Insight Communications-Cable Connection) BenQ 16x DVD- RECORDER.(records -R/-RW or +R/+RW and CD-R formats) LG 52x32x52 CD Burner. Zip 100 internal drive and a generic 3.5 floppy drive. Windows XP Professional Operating System. I also have a HP Deskjet 3520 inkjet printer and a KDS X Flat 17 inch CRT monitor.

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    No, the A7N8X-DX has support for both Parallel and Sata drives, u can use both on the same board at the same time.

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    Split it into two partitions, Windows XP on a 5000mb portion and the rest for installed programs and games. Everything will load faster.

    Use your 7,200 RPM drive for storage and misc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by VinnieVen
    No, the A7N8X-DX has support for both Parallel and Sata drives, u can use both on the same board at the same time.

    Fantastic! That is what I am gonna do then!
    Here are my specs:
    System Specs: ATX generic case with Antec 550 watt power supply. ASUS A7N8X Deluxe Motherboard. Western Digital 7,200 RPM 40 gig IDE Hard Drive.(NTFS- file system) AMD Athlon XP 2600 processor.(standard fan and heatsink-Thoroughbred Core-standard speed-NO OVERCLOCK) 1 gig of Samsung DDRAM(PC 2700- 333 mhz....2-512mb sticks running in dual channel mode).Ati Radeon 8x 9600 XT (8x is enabled on motherboard). Soundblaster Audigy 2 sound card. Motorola sb 5100 cable modem (Insight Communications-Cable Connection) BenQ 16x DVD- RECORDER.(records -R/-RW or +R/+RW and CD-R formats) LG 52x32x52 CD Burner. Zip 100 internal drive and a generic 3.5 floppy drive. Windows XP Professional Operating System. I also have a HP Deskjet 3520 inkjet printer and a KDS X Flat 17 inch CRT monitor.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Soulburner
    Split it into two partitions, Windows XP on a 5000mb portion and the rest for installed programs and games. Everything will load faster.

    Use your 7,200 RPM drive for storage and misc.

    Nah, what I used do is put windows on a TOTALLY seperate physical drive from my programs, it seems to run better that way. I had it that way before, but my other drive went bad. Now that I will have two seperate drives again, I am going with my old configuration. Besides, 7,200 rpm is a LOT better than my old 5,200 rpm drive! It should be plenty fast for programs. So what I will do is put win xp on my new WD Raptor and put all my programs on my other drive!
    Here are my specs:
    System Specs: ATX generic case with Antec 550 watt power supply. ASUS A7N8X Deluxe Motherboard. Western Digital 7,200 RPM 40 gig IDE Hard Drive.(NTFS- file system) AMD Athlon XP 2600 processor.(standard fan and heatsink-Thoroughbred Core-standard speed-NO OVERCLOCK) 1 gig of Samsung DDRAM(PC 2700- 333 mhz....2-512mb sticks running in dual channel mode).Ati Radeon 8x 9600 XT (8x is enabled on motherboard). Soundblaster Audigy 2 sound card. Motorola sb 5100 cable modem (Insight Communications-Cable Connection) BenQ 16x DVD- RECORDER.(records -R/-RW or +R/+RW and CD-R formats) LG 52x32x52 CD Burner. Zip 100 internal drive and a generic 3.5 floppy drive. Windows XP Professional Operating System. I also have a HP Deskjet 3520 inkjet printer and a KDS X Flat 17 inch CRT monitor.

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