<9.4ms SATA or <8.3 UltraATA

I was thinking of upgrading to an SATA hard drive. I currently have a Hitachi Deskstar, Ultra ATA 100, 8.5ms seek time. I was thinking of getting a Maxtor SATA drive (Model # LO1M060) which has a seek time of 9.3ms.

With the slower seek time, will I see any improvement with SATA drive? I know SATA has a higher bandwidth, but I heard that hard drives can't really sustain transfer rates of 100 mb/sec, much less 150 mb/sec. Is there anything else I'm missing?

The motherboard I have does have SATA support.

Thanks for any advice.
1 answer Last reply
More about sata ultraata
  1. You're missing nothing. SATA doesn't provide more actual bandwidth. It has a greater peak theoretical bandwidth, but there aren't any drives that can take advantage of it. Just like you said.

    <font color=blue>Only a place as big as the internet could be home to a hero as big as Crashman!</font color=blue>
    <font color=red>Only a place as big as the internet could be home to an ego as large as Crashman's!</font color=red>
Ask a new question

Read More

Hard Drives SATA Storage