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so persuade me then..come on

Discussion in 'Storage Drives' started by Skalaberg, 7 Jul 2006.

  1. Skalaberg


    Joined: 21 Jun 2005

    Posts: 654

    Location: Barton upon humber

    So i need a new HDD. i am currently running 2x120gig on IDE but the master is on the way out. My mobo supports SATA 2 but I have never used or set one up.

    Just buying another IDE would obviously be the simple solution but I notice that for example the 320 gig seagate sata 2 is about the same price as the IDE version.....taking into account I would have to re-cable and install sata drivers for this against doing nothing for IDE is there any advantage at all for me moving my master drive over to SATA 2?

    Hunting around forums I get the impression with my setup there would be no real speed advantage at all?

  2. t31os


    Joined: 24 May 2006

    Posts: 3,575

    Location: Surrey - UK

    Depends how blind you are, personally i've always noticed a difference over sata and ide, and of course sata uses smaller cables, easier to work with and better airflow.

    Sata is better, if it was'nt it would be totally pointless.
  3. dual2max


    Joined: 6 Sep 2005

    Posts: 281

    SATA is a better more advanced drive. Apart from the data cable they use a different power connecter too. Make sure your PSU can support this. If it can I say go for it.
    This one
    Samsung SpinPoint P SP2504C 250GB SATA-II 8MB Cache - OEM (HD-018-SA)
    is a bargin at 50 quid.
  4. Skalaberg


    Joined: 21 Jun 2005

    Posts: 654

    Location: Barton upon humber

    I have the hyper type r 580 w so this should be ok..

    The seagate on this week only 320gig looks pretty good too, I think I'll dive in then. Thanks for the advise guys.