Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by vuronev, Jun 11, 2004.

  1. vuronev

    vuronev OSNN Junior Addict

    Another question:

    Gonna upgrade my HD, looking to spend just $100 or so.

    Kind of locked on to a 120GB Seagate 8mb drive. I've always liked Seagate because of their decent speed and quiet operation.

    Anyhow, newegg has both a SATA and regular IDE version for the same price. I have an Asus a7n8x-dlx rev.2 so I can use a SATA drive. I was just wondering if SATA is really faster than IDE and if i should go ahead and just get the SATA version?

    I don't plan on getting any other drives anytime soon and just want something reliable and speedy and quiet.

    So should I just get the SATA? what are the benefits?
  2. Xie

    Xie - geek - Subscribed User Folding Team

    NY, USA
    They are a bit quicker (not to much yet but the technology will peak at much higher speeds .. its the actually drives that are holding them back now) then EIDE. They are also nicer cables taking up much less room allowing better air flow if thats a worry/concern at all to you. All in all it depends on what you feel better with. If they are the same price what ya got to lose. :)
  3. muzikool

    muzikool Act your wage. Political User

    Like Xie said, the SATA drives use much thinner cables, which makes installation much more convenient and leaves things less cluttered on the inside. If you can get a SATA drive for the same price, then I would definitely go that route.
  4. vuronev

    vuronev OSNN Junior Addict

    Will the hard drive come with the new cable I will need?

    I'm planning on buying an OEM Seagate 120GB SATA drive off newegg.

    Is there just the SATA cord? or is there anything else I will need to get it to work on my Asus a7n8x-dlx?
  5. dreamliner77

    dreamliner77 The Analog Kid

    Red Sox Nation
    OEM will probably come with just the drive.
  6. Ezergeezer

    Ezergeezer OSNN Addict

    East Anglia
    Not much difference!

    Vuronev, I'm running 2 x 120Gb maxtor Sata drives in Raid 0, and to be
    bluntly honest I'm not really noticing that much difference! The start up
    is a little quicker and game levels load quicker too, but I expected a big difference but it hasn't happened.
    The only advantage would be the lovely cables, I stress 'cables', only because the connectors on the end are complete rubbish, whoever designed them ought to be shot!

    just another one, I have same board as you, didn't you get sata cables in motherboard box?