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Fastest sata II vs solid hdd

  • Hard Drives
  • SATA
  • Storage
Last response: in Storage
November 8, 2009 10:04:41 AM

How big differnce is between this hard drives?

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a b G Storage
November 8, 2009 10:50:25 AM

The fastest SATA is the WD Velociraptor, which, while noticeably faster than most hard drives, cannot hope to compete with a good SSD in almost any area.
a c 415 G Storage
November 8, 2009 9:08:29 PM

It depends a on what you're looking for. If you want a hard drive that can transfer large blocks of data quickly (ie, copy large files), an SSD is somewhat better than a hard drive at reading, but probably not at writing.

But if you're looking for a drive that can do lots of small random I/Os very fast (which is what's important for booting and starting programs), then an SSD is miles ahead of any hard drive, even hard drives in a RAID array.
November 9, 2009 12:55:27 AM

sata is an interface, not a storage medium.