sata 2 vs 1

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by greggustin, Mar 20, 2006.

  1. greggustin

    greggustin OSNN Addict

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    see that SATA II is 2x throughput
    getting New MB with SATA II ports
    (not for this reason - old MB died anway)
    question - will older SATA I drives work?
    if so, at what speed (I or II)
     
  2. madmatt

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    Thread moved to General Hardware.
     
  3. kcnychief

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    SATA I drives will work, but obviously not outside of spec. They will perform at SATA I levels, similar to how USB 2.0 ports will allow USB 1.x devices to function.
     
  4. LordOfLA

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    Sata 2 isnt eny faster for physical disk reads, disk cahce to system will be faster though - but what good is a 8 or 16mb burst??
     
  5. greggustin

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    seting up system for games
    which uses punkbuster to verify non-modified game content
    the guys with SATA I (me) are way faster (30 secs) than those with IDE
    and guys with RAID 0 are way faster (15secs) than me
     
  6. celticfan11

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    Well the only way to tell that your SATA 1 is gaining you 15 seconds over IDE is 2 set up 2 equal PC's. One with SATA 1 and 1 with IDE. Then test. Your buddy's pc may have a faster CPU or more ram ETC.
     
  7. greggustin

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    yes- agree - I have similar testing here myself
    ie 4 systems on home LAN