Two weeks I was scanninig hard manufacture web sites to see if I could find a low cost option for a quick hard drive. I ended up at Western Digital and saw a ad for there special addition 120gig hd. This one is worth a look! It has an 8mb cache and there is a noticable difference in the performance. The specs are as follows:
Size: 120 gig
Mode: ATA 100
Price: $373.00 (Comp USA Corporate account, included shipping)
Burst rate is unimportant in constant data transfers. But 50MB/s is still a bottleneck as modern drives are now approaching that sustained speed.
AMD technology + Intel technology = Intel/AMD Pentathlon IV; the <b>ULTIMATE</b> PC processor
January 22, 2002 9:40:42 PM
I understand that burst means nothing. That just tells you how slow it really is .. doesn't it? So it's not really that good of a comparison.
January 22, 2002 10:20:48 PM
The hardware mfg's are going about this all wrong. First off, the bottle neck has always been the drive. The whole idea is to make the fsb the bottle neck. They should be focusing on faster storage media rather then a 5000mhz processor running on a 500mhz fsb. Otherwise, the drive is allways going to slow the system down. What good is it to render graphics or dv video in record time if it takes 20 minutes to open or save it?