1. Computer problem? Tech Support Guy is completely free -- paid for by advertisers and donations. Click here to join today! If you're new to Tech Support Guy, we highly recommend that you visit our Guide for New Members.

10K rpm SATA I hardrives

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by vookster82, Feb 6, 2007.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
Advertisement
  1. vookster82

    vookster82 Thread Starter

    Joined:
    Dec 17, 2003
    Messages:
    744
    Ok, silly question but i was looking at some 10K rpm SATA harddrives today and i noticed that they were all only running SATA I instead of SATA II.
    Thinking about this for a second....doesnt that leave the 10k drive at a huge bottleneck b/c it limited to the SATA I???

    Why not SATA II ??

    Is a 10 k SATA 1 drive even worth the money?? $105 for a 40 gig

    Just something i came across that grinded some gears.
     
  2. xtreampb

    xtreampb

    Joined:
    Jan 30, 2007
    Messages:
    189
    where did you find this HDD
     
  3. bigbear

    bigbear

    Joined:
    Apr 27, 2004
    Messages:
    4,719
    This is probably WD Raptors you were looking at, they are the fastest sata drives at the moment and will quite happily run at sata 1 or 2 if your mobo supports it
     
  4. xtreampb

    xtreampb

    Joined:
    Jan 30, 2007
    Messages:
    189
    all of this talk about SATA is confusing me.

    i know SATA is an upgrade for the ATA aka IDE right
    then the SATA II is an upgrade from SATA I
    is the only real diffrence the DTR

    a little help:confused:
     
  5. bigbear

    bigbear

    Joined:
    Apr 27, 2004
    Messages:
    4,719
    Yes, the drives are the same it only the controller that is different
     
  6. xtreampb

    xtreampb

    Joined:
    Jan 30, 2007
    Messages:
    189
    what do you mean by the controler is diffrent

    diffrent size???
     
  7. bigbear

    bigbear

    Joined:
    Apr 27, 2004
    Messages:
    4,719
    The hard drive controller is where the hard drive is connected to the motherboard.
    The connections are different because serial is faster than parallel
     
  8. xtreampb

    xtreampb

    Joined:
    Jan 30, 2007
    Messages:
    189
    so their is no physcial diffrence just the data transfer rate
     
  9. bigbear

    bigbear

    Joined:
    Apr 27, 2004
    Messages:
    4,719
    Basicly yes,
    I am sure if you google it you will find a better explanation.
     
  10. vookster82

    vookster82 Thread Starter

    Joined:
    Dec 17, 2003
    Messages:
    744
  11. crjdriver

    crjdriver Moderator

    Joined:
    Jan 2, 2001
    Messages:
    38,804
    Yes, there would be a difference between that drive and a 7200rpm drive. One thing you need to understand; while the theoretical speed of sata2 is higher than ide, in reality neither drive will approach its theoretical limit.

    Drive speed and cache are worth much more than the type of interface.
     
  12. bigbear

    bigbear

    Joined:
    Apr 27, 2004
    Messages:
    4,719
  13. vookster82

    vookster82 Thread Starter

    Joined:
    Dec 17, 2003
    Messages:
    744
    These darn therotical numbers....:rolleyes: I wish manufacturers would just put the max specs, min specs, and average specs on hardware like this. And just list the hardware that it was tested with....something like that.


    Thanks all, after reading up on it a little more i see a bit more light on the subject (y)

    Now i gotta post something on RAID 0...im getting ready to build my first rig:eek:

    P.S. Thanks for that link bigbear...down it earth, easy comparison charts...gotta love simplicity.
     
  14. Sponsor

As Seen On
As Seen On...

Welcome to Tech Support Guy!

Are you looking for the solution to your computer problem? Join our site today to ask your question. This site is completely free -- paid for by advertisers and donations.

If you're not already familiar with forums, watch our Welcome Guide to get started.

Join over 733,556 other people just like you!

Loading...
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.

Short URL to this thread: https://techguy.org/541799

  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.
    Dismiss Notice