WD E-SATA, anyone have it?

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by Mainer82, Jan 14, 2004.

  1. Mainer82

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    Does any one have WD's 10l RPM SATA drive? If so, how is it?
     
  2. Reg

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    I have a friend who has it. It's pretty cool. Extremely fast. It does almost sound like a SCSI HD, however.
     
  3. scriptasylum

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    I have dual WD 10k rpm 36GB Raptors in a RAID0 and it's pretty fast (~107MB/sec in ATTO), but it would be faster if my SATA controller wasn't running on the PCI bus. :(
     
  4. macromp

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    yes, mines fast, get one
     
  5. Terrahertz

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    so your using an add in card?
     
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    No, I'm using the one built on the mobo, but it actually runs off the PCI bus. That along with the myriad other devices sucks the 133MB/sec bandwidth (33Mhz x 32 bit) the PCI bus is capable of.

    If I had known, I might not have spent the extra $$$ for Raptors since they aren't being used to their full advantage. Oh well, maybe my next mobo will be better.
     
  7. Mainer82

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    For the ones that are using SATA drives, do you use the cables that come with the drive / motherboard or do you buy a different one?
     
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    My drives didn't come with cables since they were OEM purchases, but my mobo came with a set of two, which I am using.