By gilloz ยท 7 replies
Jan 10, 2006
  1. Would there be any noticeable difference in converting from an IDE hard drive to a SATA HD using an IDE to SATA controller PCI card? Is the cost worth difference in performance?
  2. DonNagual

    DonNagual TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 2,406

    IDE is 133mb/s, SATA is 150mb/s and SATAII is 300mb/s.

    So going from IDE to SATA wouldn't be much of a performance increase, unless you do it in conjunction with setting up a raid array (which will increase your performance even further).
  3. daveyboy37

    daveyboy37 TS Rookie

    Yeah a Raid0 array would give you quite a big performance hit.And a Raid with a couple of Raptor drives would be the dogs Bollox....finances allowing,that is.
  4. fury_22

    fury_22 TS Rookie

    SATA is more better than the IDE :) thank u 4 ur info
  5. Samstoned

    Samstoned TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,018

    the bottle neck is the pci control bus speeds
    If you only use for like gaming not worth the money
    check the MB see what speed the pci bus is
  6. Row1

    Row1 TS Guru Posts: 343   +13

    how does raid speed performance?

    help me learn something new:
    i thought the benefit to RAID was having a more stable system. Does it make things go faster? How?
  7. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 10,742   +421

    Anyone explain RAID?
    There are different types of RAID. Read up and learn :)
  8. brandnew427

    brandnew427 TS Rookie

    About the performance increase stats. They arent wrong, but remember you're still going to an IDE drive which would slow down the speeds.

    And for raid. There are different set ups for raid. RAID 1 and 5 are both taking multiple hard drives (2 hdds for RAID 1 and 3 hdds for RAID 5) and combine them into one larger virtual drive. So when you install a game it will store the data on both or all three drives. So if you have 2 80gb RAIDed hdds your system would say (check "My Computer") that it is 1 160gb hdd.

    Raid 0 is storing the same data on two drives. This allows
    A: your data to be securely backed up
    B: faster access times (loads BF2 alot faster)
    C: Saves money from having to buy a 10,000 RPM drive to get quick access times

    Then there is RAID 0+1 (my favorite) it takes 2 HDDs and makes them into one virtual drive but you store your data across 2 sets (2 hdds in a set) of drives. This allows
    A: backed up data
    B: faster access times
    C: all your data stored on one virtual drive
    D: lots of uninterrupted space.

    If you still didnt understand this see this RAID Watercoolers

    I recommend that you use the same HDD's (whether it be 2, 3 or 4). If you didnt this could confuse your system.
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