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April 7, 2005, 3:03 pm
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Just brought a new hard drive, SATA Maxtor 6B160M0 160GB. Using that
on my Asus motherboard A7V600X. That's via chipset, with onboard SATA.
Compared to my old hard drive, which was a Seagate ST360021A 60GB it
is faster as stats show below:
SiSoft Sandra File System Benchmark:
Seagate Drive : 37 mb/s
Maxtor Drive : 48 mb/s
For the record I am running an Athlon XP 2200, 256MB PC3200 400Mhz
Ram, Radeon 7500 AGP graphics card, Creative Sound Blaster Live 5.1
So, its 10mb/s faster based on this test. Great of course, but should
I be expecting more from my drive(s)? Or is that an expected rate? I
have heard of the trouble Via chipsets cause with SATA (from browsing
the web). Is there a way "around" the problems?
I am very new to the SATA world. As you probably guessed.
Any help/comments/advice appreciated
Re: Maxtor 6B160M0 and Asus A7V600X
On Fri, 8 Apr 2005 14:53:38 +0100, "NSA"
Differences like platter density can matter more than which
particular drive. Historically Maxtor drives were usually
faster than Seagate but in more recent times a comparison of
_contemporary_ models makes the performace between the two
similar, less of an issue than the warranty, IMO.
IOW, usually the performance increase comes from newer
models, generational improvements industry-wide, moreso than
changing brand (other things like NCQ, buffer size,
rotational speed, etc, remaining equal).
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