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hard Drive mixup

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by hughie, Apr 7, 2004.

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  1. hughie

    hughie Thread Starter

    Dec 27, 2003
    Dear Techies

    I need some advice I have inadvertently bought a Seagate barracuda 120 ultra/100 instead of a baracuda SATA drive.
    I would like to know if there is much difference in performance between the 2 drives. Also if I decide to keep the drive I got is there a difference in installing this drive compared to an ordinary IDE Drive. My M/B is an ASUS A7N8X deluxe.
  2. n79ford


    Feb 7, 2003
    Now i am not a professional but, apparently there is little differace between the two. SATA "aparently" is cheeper to make and may have a higher buffer rate. This is just what i have read.

  3. JohnWill

    JohnWill Retired Moderator

    Oct 19, 2002
    You'd need a very good eye to see any performance difference, since the speed of the interface on either type of drive far exceeds the data rate to/from the raw media. That drive is a standard IDE drive, just stick it on the 40 pin (80 conductor) cable and enjoy it. :)
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