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Moving from PATA to SATA


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#1 GrandslammerBD

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Posted 21 February 2009 - 10:28 PM

Would i be able to move from PATA to SATA Hard Drives. I am running an MSI 648 Max Motherboard. I only have a 120 GB Ultra ATA Hard Drive. I want to go with later technology. I heard that you could just get a SATA Card and plug it in your computer but I am not sure what type of SATA Card to get. HELP ME OUT!!!!!!!!!!

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Posted 21 February 2009 - 10:47 PM

Unfortunatly, according to MSI the MSI 648 Max doesn't have onboard SATA.

You could get a PCI SATA add-in card .
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Posted 21 February 2009 - 10:50 PM

Six PCI v2.2 32-bit master PCI bus slots


http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList....7&name=SATA

the older sata 1 cards are cheaper
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Posted 21 February 2009 - 11:14 PM

"the older sata 1 cards are cheaper "

If a person has a IDE [ata] 133 drive the tiny performance gain of SATA 1.5 doesn't really justify the cost of a card & new hard drive.
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Posted 21 February 2009 - 11:32 PM

But a new sata drive could be moved to a new computer later, ide connections are being phased out

If I was buying a sata pci card I would want esata also

Edited by DaChew, 21 February 2009 - 11:33 PM.

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Posted 21 February 2009 - 11:38 PM

Yep, A SATA drive can be moved to a newer unit later on.
If I were investing in a card & drive with that in mind it would have to be SATS 2 [3.0] .

What I was saying is the perfomance gain of SATA 1.5 wouldn't be worth it.
Almost any newer system is going to have SATA 2 [3.0]

BTW, I'd have to have the eSATA too [if I were buying a card]
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Posted 21 February 2009 - 11:54 PM

The interface ide vs sata1 and sata2 is only good for burst

How long does a 32 meg cache last at 300MB/s?

1/10 of a second

ata133 1/5 of a second

drive densites are what matters

and 10K rpm
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Posted 21 February 2009 - 11:59 PM

I've never bought a 10k drive.
I've read that they have a high failure rate due to the heat issue of the RPM's .
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