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will using and ide to sata adaptor make my drive as fast as sata?

Discussion in 'Storage' started by ste2425, Sep 11, 2008.

  1. ste2425

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    would buying an IDE to Sata adaptor mean my drive will transfer the information faster then it would connected to an IDE socket on my mobo?
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    no
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    SATA drivers don't even reach 133MB/s on their own. So it's not like it would matter much either way.
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    Kinda... HD's only go so fast anyways. IDE is good for up to 66MB/s, SATA is considerably more. However most 5400/7200 RPM drives would have trouble filling the 66MB/s anyways. SSD's and burst rate (on HDD's) due to cache might be limited.

    If you found a better deal on a SATA drive, but only have IDE connectivity, you might as well use it. Theoretically, SATA is tons faster, but actually using those speeds isn't as likely.
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    yeah, my drive can barely do 100mb/sec
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    i really dont think thats right i think it can do theorhetical maximum of 133mb/sec but i think alot less than that, maybe around 110-125? i wonder...
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    Mmm, yeah. I lol'd at myself.

    Depends on your ATA setting. 33, 66, 100, or 133.

    Sata 1 does 187.5 MB/s
    Sata 2 does 375 MB/s
    Sata 2 (when released) should do 600 MB/s

    Nothing really comes close to Sata 1... except the Intel SSD.
    [​IMG]

    Unless you look at burst speeds, which hardly fill sata 2.
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