I know I want to build a new computer within the next year, and I was also thinking that I could buy a new hard drive now then put it into a new computer eventually. My one problem is that this computer uses ATA100 right now, and I know newer drives use Sata. So what could I do? I want to make my next computer future proof, but I need to use old technology now. One of my ideas was to go with an external hard drive, but those are a bit expensive looking. Also, I was thinking maybe getting a 250gb 7200rpm, preferably with 8m cache (does that make a difference in performance then 2m cache?). So should I just get another ATA100 drive and eventually put it into a new system that has support for sata? Would that work real well?
I remember getting this computer about 2 years ago and thinking, "Wow 80gb is a lot, I'll never fill this!" Man was I wrong .
Thanks for reading this post!
Edited by Sterling14, 27 July 2007 - 01:42 PM.