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Discussion in 'Hardware' started by CLMSS, Dec 17, 2001.

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  1. CLMSS

    CLMSS Thread Starter

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    HI all ! i want to know what is the diff between all the ATA modes ?? E.G ATA33,ATA66,ATA100 ?? I have a Seagate Barracuda IV that is ATA100 capable but it is set to ATA33 on my computer.....am i missing out on something if i use ATA33 or ??
     
  2. Rikku

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    In theory, the # after ATA is the speed at which data is transferred from the hard drive to the memory. (33mhz vs. 100mhz)

    In practice .... ?

    however, its safe to say that your system would be much faster if your hard drive was running using ATA100 rather than ATA33!!

    :D
     
  3. CLMSS

    CLMSS Thread Starter

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    Ok...in that case can someone brief me on how to use my HDD in ATA 66 mode ??
     
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    It will only work at the speed of you onboard IDE controller. That is the interface that determines ATA whatever.
     
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