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Sata Vs Ide Drives


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#1 jefsamjen

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Posted 15 April 2007 - 04:37 PM

I am building a new pc (first time) and purchased, among other things, a 320mb IDE hard drive. MB has only one IDE, but has 6 SATA ports, and 1 SATA RAID1, which is intended for a SATA HD. If I use SATA for my DVD and CD rom drives, and leave the hard drive on the ide, how will this effect the speed?

The sata is 3.0Gps backward compatible. Not sure what that means either.

Should I get a smaller SATA HD to set up and run my OS, and leave the other one on the IDE for storage?

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Posted 15 April 2007 - 09:28 PM

The IDE is the slower of the two, you should see if you can return the hdd or exchange it for a SATA, the transfer rate is at least 50kbps faster than IDE.

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