Serial ATA harddrives
Do Serial ATA Harddrives use the same 4 pin molex connector
As ATA 100/133 harddrives.
As ATA 100/133 harddrives.
I believe the Maxtor Diamond Plus 9 series SATA drives use the regular Molex connector. Of course, the Maxtor drives use a PATA to SATA converter, so they are really only a factory modified PATA drive. Seagate drives use the newer style SATA power connector, meaning you must buy a SATA power adaptor. I believe the new WD Raptor uses the newer style plug as well.
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Are SATA HDs faster than PATA 100/133 HDS? I've heard there
just the same as PATA HDs, I though they were supposed to be faster. whats this 150MB transfer rate i keep reading about. also the seek time's still the same (8.5 ms or 9 ms)
i was hopeing they would be faster.
Ive heard The SATA WD Raptor has a 5.3 ms Seek time, But will work in a home PC, Ive heard its just for business Use. will it mount in a standard PC Case?
150MB/sec is the maximum available bandwidth available for the drive.
Does the drive ever use it all? NO.
Performance wise SATA drives are no faster than parallel ones, or maybe a tiny bit, depending on any efficiency gains to be had with the differeing interface and electronics.
The raptor is a different beast as it spins a damn sight faster. Thus higher transfer rates and lower seek times.
And yes it will work in your home PC, and yes you can mount it in any old bay... but good luck finidng one. And bear in mind you are only getting 36Gb capacity.
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To SATA or Not to SATA? Im going to be upgradeing my system soon, new Mobo,cpu,memory and HD. I was wondering if i should go with a SATA HD or an Older PATA 133 HD? (thinking of getting a WD raptor) I moslty use my PC for gameing and surfiing the web. Do i really need the faster speed of a WD Raptor? Since Standard SATA arn't much faster then PATA 133 HDs should i just go with a PATA HD?
I am just on my way out to buy the Seagate S-ATA 80g drive.
I have the ASUS P4G8X Deluxe motherboard.
I have heard some horror stories that I want to clarify, if anyone can help.
I heard that you cannot have a SATA drive as the only drive in your system, because you cannot boot from a SATA single drive, it has to be RAIDed. True or False?
I heard that some people leave a bootable CD in the CDROM for the S ATA drive to boot. True or False?
I think that they had issues fixing their BIOS to point to the right HD, but I heard that from different sources, can any one confirm those rumors?
I hope someone can, cause I'd Like to know to. I was going
to use a SATA Harddrive as my Primary HD, But if the info in the above post is true, i'll have to go with a PATA HD, but since SATA HDs are'nt much faster then PATA HDs i guess it dosent mater.
I have a question about PATA HDs, If ATA 133 HDS are'nt Much faster than ATA 100 HDs, whats the difference between the two?
Rumors were false ... =)
THe way it works, you have to set your BIOS boot sequence properly, and it is not obivous that the Silicon RAID controller will be listed in the sequence as "SCSI Device"
I toy with both drives, a regular IDE-ATA and the S-ATA drives last night, and I was able to pick and choose the sequence.
My booting sequence is:
Needless to say, I don't have a floppy or an IDE drive on my system anymore.
One annoying thing though, because I don't have an IDE-ATA drive anymore, the POST Reporter tells me (it speaks when it boots) "No IDE drives detected". Although I can edit the voice message to nil, I am a bit annoyed that they would see no IDE Drives as an error, but that is just me.