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Thread: IDE to SATA converter w/ RAID, any benefits?




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    I have 2 IDE drives (WD 120GB, 7200, 8mb) I am going to use in RAID 0. I see ads for IDE to SATA converters so you can use IDE drives w/ sata connectors. My RAID controller accepts either connections. Is there any advantage to using sata cables on IDE drives?
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    better airflow due to thinner cables is the only benifit in that setup that I'm aware of :shrug:
    I've gone too far and need to move on!

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    Well I should be able to tell you if theres any benefits here in a fewd ays

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    Quote Originally Posted by amd_man2003
    Well I should be able to tell you if theres any benefits here in a fewd ays
    Please do. I wont be setting up the raid config until next week, so I have time to buy if worthwhile.

    Which converter are you using and from where?
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    Its the "Serillel" adaptor included with my Abit IC7-G Max II Advance

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    BTW, I found no benfit whatsoever except airflow

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    As the adaptors have to plug into a PCI slot, I imagine that's where the bottleneck is.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Osiris
    As the adaptors have to plug into a PCI slot, I imagine that's where the bottleneck is.
    The adaptors that they're talkin' about fit to the HDD's themselves then they just plug into a SATA connection on the mobo.

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