I have a really old computer which I'm using as file server. I have all my music on it and everything I download is first stored there. I currently have 2 IDE (2x 80 GB).
I want to replace those two drives with a S-ATA300 500 GB drive.
Now, I am not sure what to do: get a S-ATA300 controller or a S-ATA to IDE (P-ATA) adapter.
What would be faster and why?
My motherboard has the following specifications:
1. VIA KX133 North Bridge
2. VIA 686A South Bridge
3 x PCI slots support 33MHz & PCI 2.2 compliant
2 x Ultra DMA 33/66 bus master IDE ports on board
Would the motherboard bottleneck the SATA controller anyway? Are newer SATA controllers still PCI 2.2 compatible?
Thanks for your help.
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