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Old 10-15-04, 11:32 AM
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I need a new HD! Preferably Serial ATA

OK,

I have a 40GB HD, and a 160GB HD

I have a fairly new computer I built 6 months ago. It has some sata ports on the MoBo.


I need to get a new HD. Something around 160GB to 200GB. But it has to be sata


Any good deals out there?


And do sata HD's run fast then then normal ones?



I will be using this for EXTENSIVE video storage, minor video editing and LOTS of DVD burning!



So I need:

160GB - 200GB
SATA
$150 or less

Thanks all!

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For more info on SATA and performance do a search in this forum on my posts containing "SATA".
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it depends on which SATA drive you buy.
Most SATA drives are repackaged IDE drives with a SATA interface. This will not give you any performance improvements.

People seem to like the Western Digital Raptor drives for performance.
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If you must have an SATA here's a decent deal...

http://accessories.us.dell.com/sna/p...&page=external
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Originally posted by X
If you must have an SATA here's a decent deal...

http://accessories.us.dell.com/sna/p...&page=external



I MUST have sata, because all my IDE's are full.


That drive looks pretty decent. 200GB? Nice! And good price too!

Maybe I will check out the Sunday adds too and see if there is anything at a local B&M store.



I currently have 2 HD's and 2 DVD drives on my IDE cables. It's no problem having a 3rd HD as long as it's on the Sata cable right?


Thanks X!
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Originally posted by Sominex
I currently have 2 HD's and 2 DVD drives on my IDE cables. It's no problem having a 3rd HD as long as it's on the Sata cable right?
Right.

You can always use an SATA<->PATA converter, but the prices of the drives are much closer these days.
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If I don't find anywhere this Sunday at a B&M store, I was thinking of getting one from New Egg when I order some other stuff.


While I look at NewEgg, how can I tell if it's truely SATA or just a "repackaged PATA"?

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Those Raptor drives are around $100 or more for a 74 GB drive


Why so much?
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The Raptors are 10,000 rpm drives that are SATA. They are the fastest drives you can get that are non SCSI. They are especially paired up together in a RAID setup.
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Originally posted by Sominex
While I look at NewEgg, how can I tell if it's truely SATA or just a "repackaged PATA"?
Most SATA drives are just "repackaged PATA". I believe there's a Maxtor line that has slightly superior specs and then there's the Raptor.

Unless the drive has a faster rotational speed and/or a faster average access time you won't notice a difference in the two interfaces. So I'd check out those specs when you're looking at drives.

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