Hi, I have a Dell Dimension 2400. I want to put a new hardrive in it. My question is what is the top transfer speed my Ultra ATA Storage Controller will handle. Here are its specs from Device Manager...
Intel(R) 82801DB Ultra ATA Storage Controller - 24CB
I don't know what the 24CB refers too for example. If I buy a PATA 133 hardrive, will my storage controller be able to handle speeds of 133? Thanks
Also, what software can I use to test the hardrive read or write speed in my current system? Thanks
Solandri has a good point. He / she is talking about the wide data cable. Start counting across the one you have. When you get to 20 wires, are you only ¼ of the way across? Then you're OK. But if you're half way across, get a new cable.
FYI, although the cable has 80 wires in it, the connectors only have 40. That's because every second wire in the cable is Ground to reduce cross-talk between adjacent wires. The cleaner signals allow faster data transfers.