10K rpm SATA I hardrives

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vookster82

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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.
 
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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
 
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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:
 
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xtreampb said:
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:
Yes, the drives are the same it only the controller that is different
 
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The hard drive controller is where the hard drive is connected to the motherboard.
The connections are different because serial is faster than parallel
 
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Basicly yes,
I am sure if you google it you will find a better explanation.
 

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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.
 

vookster82

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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.
 
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