Between 7,200 and ATA-133

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by dreamworks, Dec 12, 2003.

  1. dreamworks

    dreamworks --== babyface ==--

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    Hi guys ..

    Sorry but I have this situation .. I have 2 hard disk.

    HDD 1 - 30GB 7,200RPM with 8MB Buffer (ATA-100)
    HDD 2 - 30GB 5,400RPM (ATA-133)

    Which would you choose to use, why so?? And whats the major difference anyway?
     
  2. Sazar

    Sazar F@H - Is it in you? Staff Member Political User Folding Team

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    hdd 1... for 8mb cache and for 7200 rpm spindle :cool:

    more cache == better... higher spindle speed == lower seek/latency (theoretically anyways)
     
  3. Yeah I would take no.1 for the 7200rpm.
    Also, it depends on your motherboard - if it doesnt have ATA133 capacity theres no point ;)
     
  4. dreamworks

    dreamworks --== babyface ==--

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    Many thanks : )
     
  5. coathanger007

    coathanger007 Tomorrow Tweaking Today

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    I'm guessing your 7200rpm is Western digital and the 5400 is Seagate. WD lots faster.
     
  6. Khayman

    Khayman I'm sorry Hal... Political User Folding Team

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    The difference between hardware and software is failing some people me thinks :)

    Moved
     
  7. Zedric

    Zedric NTFS Guru Folding Team

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    Well...
    7200 vs 5400 - 7200 is much faster
    8MB vs 2MB - 8MB is slightly faster
    ATA100 vs ATA133 - ATA133 is slightly faster. Maybe.

    Number one, no question.