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Samsung IDE or SATA??

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August 18, 2004 11:00:24 PM

I am shortly buying me a new HD. I have read that samsungs spin p80 series is very fast and quiet. SO I am aiming for one of those.
Now to the question: Which one should you guys buy? The SATA drive or the IDE drive if yhe price was the same?
Both are 160GB And the IDE has 8MB cache and the SATA I don't know the cache size of. Do you?

I have two optical drives installed right now And I think I will sell my old HD cause of the noise.

Any thoughts is welcome.

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August 19, 2004 12:52:28 AM

The SATA should also have 8 mb cache. The SATA is marginally faster, you may not notice a difference. The big draw back to SATA is that it can be problematic to try and setup.

If you are new to computers IDE is the way to go, if you have some basic knowledge, you should be able to setup SATA. Overall I would get the SATA over IDE.

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August 19, 2004 10:02:37 AM

Ok. So the really big diff is only the smaller cabels.
If I go and tell you I maybe would like to keep my old hdd then. It's an IDE drive on 80GB. I allso have 2 optical drives.
How would you prefer me to set them up to not lose ant needed bandwith? I will format both hdd:s and use the new one for my OS.
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August 19, 2004 3:03:20 PM

Ok thansk for the tips.
So how am I supposed to set my rig?
I will have one SATA-drive where I will install my OS. And one old IDE drive and two optical drives.
1 SATA, 1 IDE, 2 optical.

Is it good to have them like: SATA third master, IDE first master, dvd as first slave and cd burner as secondery master?

Any suggestions? I'm not good on setting up the hdd's.