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- Whats the News On SATA 2 Drives any good ??
- Jill haoulder
June 18, 2005, 3:44 pm
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Whats the News On SATA 2 Drives any good ??
They have NCC Native command cueing. And soem other stuff.
I supppose i wouldneed a mobo that has that stuff built in to take
advantage of it. Though maybe a Addin card could do the same. I would
not mind haveing a SATA 2 drive in my system as they are less
expensive and thats allways good.
But only if it will be better and not just the same but still less
/ps would an Addon card inclue all the benifits of Sata 2 ?
Re: Whats the News On SATA 2 Drives any good ??
No the industry is moving towards them because they're
horrible. Just kidding- there is little benefit today, the
sustained transfer rate of drives don't max out ATA133, let
alone SATA1 yet.
Yes, a tiny boost... not the kind of thing that would make
switching from another drive interface cost-effective...
though as always performance moves ahead a baby-step at a
time and adds up in the end.
It'd be among the last reasons to buy a new motherboard.
No, not if it's on the PCI bus, then it'll be slower the
ATA133 everyone has used for years.
Now I see you're just trolling...
New motherboard plus newer tech drives are about the worst
bang for buck out there just to end up with SATA2. Makes
more sense to go that route next time you build from
scratch, though like any tech, including SATA1, if you're an
early adopter you'll be essentially beta-testing this
technology while relying on it to store your (perhaps
If you sit longing for the day some new thing will come
along, odds are you wouldn't benefit from it... else you'd
already be bust doing (whatever) plus when that
<cough>glorious</cough> day comes, it'll be same situation
all over again, some newer tech is being developed for a
furture drive that, yet again, is only an incremental
increase since the bottleneck is still mostly the platter
The larger picture isn't about an interface, it's about
movements towards supplimental flash memory on drives.
Performance is seen secondary to many who have these
quarter-terrabyte drives and don't want to be caught losing
that data inbetween backups. To them, reliability is #1.
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