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EIDE ultra-ata-100 controller

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January 28, 2012 12:21:49 PM

I have a HD with UDMA-133

but it is set for udma -100

Does this mean my mainboard only supports udma/ata-100??

If so, whats the best ssd options?

Do i still have the ability to get a 10krpm HD? or would the benefits be lost if it's only udma-100. Even if it supports UDMA-300??

I'd think seek times and random read/write would still be beneficial with the 10krpm?

it's an old dell 845.

Mainboard : Dell Computer Corp. 0G1548
Chipset : Intel i845G
Processor : Intel Pentium 4 @ 2200MHz
Physical Memory : 2048MB (2 x 1024 DDR-SDRAM )
Video Card : NVIDIA Quadro FX 500/FX 600
Hard Disk : Maxtor 2F040L0 (41GB)
Hard Disk : Seagate ST3802110A (80GB)
CD-Rom Drive : SAMSUNG CD-R/RW SW-248F
Monitor Type : Dell Computer DELL 1703FP - 17 inches
Monitor Type : Unspecified
Network Card : Intel 82550/1/7/8/9 EtherExpress PRO/100(B) Ethernet Adapter
Network Card : Broadcom BCM440x 10/100 Integrated Ethernet Controller
Operating System : Microsoft Windows XP Professional 5.01.2600 Service Pack 3 (32-bit)
DirectX : Version 9.0c (May 2010)

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January 28, 2012 1:26:43 PM

Yes, that chipset supports UltraDMA 100. I would not recommend an SSD or for that machine. IIRC even the first Raptors were SATA, so that would not be an option either. You would have to use a PCI SATA adapter and performance would not be worth the cost IMO.

Save the money up toward a new build. Depending on what you mainly do, you will probably get more bang for your buck with a new budget machine.
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January 31, 2012 10:36:35 AM

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January 31, 2012 12:43:54 PM

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