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Son Of Sheep. wrote:
> SATA 2 Native Command Cueing and Multi Tasking. Alot better ???
> I know the speed of SATA 2 is 300mbs. Not to fussed about that as we
> are not even using the ATA 100 full bandwitdth yet
> But i am interested on what effects NCQ has on responsivness of your
> computer system. Will it make it much smoother.
> Example coying a file and doinf somthing. That make my system grind
> toa halt. Still can use it but much easier to leave it and wait.
> Iam waiting to build a new 64 bit system. An Amd X2 with SATA 2 driver
> sounds IDEAL.
> I never want to see an Hour glass or my system slow down like it does
> Thanks for any info.
Used in a server with multiple users, NCQ offers some speed gains. In a
desktop, not at all.
Storage Review may have benchmarks for NCQ capable drives.
WD Raptors, 37/74GB 10,000 RPM are your best. Four of them on a 3Ware
controller are smoking.