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how much faster are sata drives

I'm upgrading my mobo and cpu, and with the new mobo it has sata drive capabilities. Just how much faster are these drives compared to a 7200 rpm, 8meg cache ide drive?

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Can be same speed.

In reply to: how much faster are sata drives did some benchmarks last year and it was the same speed back then. Hopefully it got better, but the bottom line is you need ... benchmarks.

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SATA speed

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A 10,000 rpm SATA drive will have access speed as low as 3.5 - 4.0 where EIDE drives at 7,200rpm might be 7.0 - 9.0. SATA handles data streams more efficiently. SATA is considered the latest, greatest in data handling but unless you get the 10,000rpm will won't see a real increase in speed.


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Comparing same RPM drives.

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I find most benchmarks turn in the same seek and other times.

Why compare apples and oranges?


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Not much, "if"

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On paper the SATA drives are suppose to be better. However, current manufactured SATA are pretty much on par with PATA drives. They'll certainly be offering faster hds and as time goes on will be probably the only hds out there as PATA become phased out. The overall fact is for now they'll not that much difference. But, keep in mind new mtrbds. offer SATA only connections, though some do offer both SATA/PATA connects, higher end mtrbds. are leaning SATA as the primary HD connection.

I still use PATA only because the bargains for PATA is practically giving them away with rebates involved. WOW, a 120gb HD for $49(rebate), geezzzz the days of 20mb Seagate hds were so looooong ago. I digess...

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