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Ide, Sata, Scsi?

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Wheely34, Mar 19, 2005.

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  1. Wheely34

    Wheely34 Thread Starter

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    What is the difference between these three connections? I was looking at SCSI hard drives, and they seem to run faster than the IDE and the SATA hard drives. Well I don't want to put it in those words, but the least amount of RPM for the SCSI hard drives is 10000RPM. Is SCSI better than SATA?
     
  2. norton850

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    There are some advantages to SATA such as smaller cables for better air flow, hot swapability in some systems, no confusing jumpers. At this time the speed difference between SATA and a new good IDE drive isn't that great. In the future SATA drives are supposed to have transfer rates of 600MBps.

    While SCSI drives have at least a theoretical speed advantage as well as other pluses compared to IDE or SATA drives, most of these don't matter to the average user. Your basic motherboard doesn't come with a SCSI connector so that means an add in card.

    The mechanical "innards" of all these drives are basically the same.

    If your motherboard comes with a SATA connector a SATA drive is about the same price as an IDE drive and probably worth getting. No real reason to get a SCSI drive.
     
  3. Wheely34

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    Thanx Norton
     
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    scsi is really nice for CAD apps where you are handling huge files, and i imagine for video editting it would have a similar advantage.
     
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