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SATA hardrive vs. IDE hardrive

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Last response: in Storage
November 27, 2005 8:43:25 PM

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.

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November 27, 2005 8:51:58 PM

Simple answer, either one will give you 1 FPS better than the other!!!
Show me one drive that reads/writes over bandwidth ATA-100 spec.
November 27, 2005 9:04:16 PM

so in other words, it really dosnt matter, correct?
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November 27, 2005 9:24:25 PM

Not unless the geewhiz SATAII factor adds bragging clout with your crowd. :wink:
November 27, 2005 10:29:19 PM

HUH?? lol
November 28, 2005 11:46:47 AM

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.)
November 28, 2005 1:29:09 PM

The only benefit is that you don't have to mess with jumpers and you get thinner more manageable cables.

That's a really nice benefit though.
November 29, 2005 12:44:30 AM

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.