okay search some of the forums but really coundlt find answer. simple question. Is a 8mb cache 100-200gig IDE hardrive or 8mb cache 100-200gig SATA hardrive going to give me the best bang for bucks when it comes to getting every FPS i can possibly get when it comes to gaming. Especially when my system gets a little older and im still trying to push as much out of it as possible till i build a new one.
no reason to go with pata when the sata drive has a similar cost, because the benefit that sata has is a thinner cable, providing better airflow, but nothing more.
sata II is useless unless you raid-0 to high performing drives with read/write speeds beyond 150MB/s (sata150 max.)
I discovered a 4 partition limit when I installed a WD3200JD (SATA). Is this the limit on PATA drives, also? If I add a second SATA, I assume I can put 4 partitions on it, too? I have a DFI Ultra-D motherboard, if that makes any difference. Thanks.