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Sata I vs II


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Unless you need the added drive space I would not swap them out. You will see more of a speed up going from 8mb of cache to 16mb then going from SATA I to SATA II. Thats just my to cents worth.

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I think it realy hurts a rig to run everything from one hard drive. I run no less than 3 at any time, even an IDE drive will help here. Get the OS,Pagefile and game/program onto their own disk and you will see an improvement. So if i were you I would go for 2 x 80Gb drives instead then you could even raid 0 them. You could probably pick up 2 x 80's for the same price or even 2 x 160's for a few bucks extra.

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i dunno, i dont wana mess around with raid.

 

currently, i have 2 HD's, Seagate 250gb sata i, wd 80gb sata ii

 

i bought the WD for a server thats going to be built. so i was wondering..

 

should i install my OS onto the WD 80gb? and use the 250gb for the server and have another 250gb SATA ii as my game/music drive?

 

or everything onto a 320gb, and keep my 250gb for backup/use for server, 80gb for backup/use for server?

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IDE and sata are the same .

 

I've yet to see a drive read or write over 100 MBps in any benchmark I do

 

The cables are nicer.. but that's it.

 

The drive itself may be faster, but that has absolutely nothing to do with the interface, but rather, the making of the drive.

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