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Thread: SATA vs ATA




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    Im very curious, i would have included SCSCI etc.

    But the SATA and ATA drives are in a nice price range at the current time.

    I would like to know the real difference between SATA and
    ATA drives, but in particular :P

    Western Digital 120G 7200RPM ATA-100 (8Mb buffer)
    and
    Western Digital 120G 7200RPM SATA-150 (8MB buffer)

    approximately a $10AUD difference, so i need to know if it is worth the extra bucks, as i am quite unsure of the advantage.

    fire away : )

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    also, the brands of hard disk.

    I have always been a fan of WD, maybe some of
    you have had a bad run in etc.. But i love
    them, please tell me if you have had any problems
    with WD drives and also what drives you find in
    particular, your favourites.

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    WD is good
    Seagate is good too, and quiet
    Maxtor maybe, but if I was to buy new hard drives (which I am going to soon) I would get either WD or Seagate

    I can't comment about the difference between PATA and SATA cos i have only used PATA

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    I couldn't honestly say if there is a noticable difference between the two. I use 2 SATA drives in my system in a RAID array, so naturally they are going to seem faster than what I've used before.

    I chose SATA so I could free up a couple IDE slots, use the SATA RAID and use the small SATA cables. Performance-wise, you'll see numbers and benchmarks around the net which tell all kinds of stories, but for the most part there's not that much increase in performance between the two drives.

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    i think ill get the SATA drives then, the only problem i had was that i already have a WD 120gb JB drive. So i could run them both in a raid setup, yet i do like the idea of freeing up ide channels.

    PLUS

    The cables are nice and neat with the SATA more airflow in my case, not that i need it though :D

    Not much different at all aye? Ah well

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