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Performance increase on a SATA II HD?

Mar 11, 2007
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Hello once again. I have vista coming in a few days and wondered if I should install it to my EIDE HD or my SATA II drive. Which would give the better performance and in what areas? Thanx once again.
Mar 11, 2007
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Processor AMD Phenom II x6 1090T @ 3.8GHz
Motherboard Gigabyte GA-990FXA-UD5
Cooling Corsair H80i GTX
Memory Patriot Gamer 2 Series 8GB DDR3-1600
Video Card(s) XFX Radeon RX 460 4GB
Storage 1TB WD Red
Display(s) 1920x1080 HDTV
Case NZXT Phantom 240
Power Supply Corsair CX750M 750w
Software Win7 Professional though I hate it, I want XP back!
it really doesn't matter

sata doesn't really give any real world performance gains

install it on whichever drive is larger, as larger drives tend to perform better than smaller ones