WD 120 HD with 8mb cache good buy?

Gary Pandher

OSNN Senior Addict
Joined
9 Mar 2004
Messages
884
just wanted to know if its any good, the WD 120 HD with 8mb cache. or should i go with sata drive?...gonna b at work 2nite so i'll probably be checkin your replies 2morrow n buy it 2morrow as well as

abit nf7-s mobo
amd xp 2500 m cpu
1024 ddr ram
antec p160 case

if you guys could help me out with the hd tha'd be great..whats the best for long life and performance..
 

toretto

Mentally Absent
Joined
8 Feb 2004
Messages
226
i acutally have both, it depends on what all your board can support. the 120 9mb buffer drive really hauls ass. but upgrading to sata, if your board can support it is hight recommended by me. Especially the WD raptor drives. Personally ill go with the sata's but that 120 is a great buy as well.
 

Gary Pandher

OSNN Senior Addict
Joined
9 Mar 2004
Messages
884
abit nf7-s is gonna b the one im using the new hd with
and i think it has sata support
could someone explain what sata is..what it does/why its better kinda thing?..
 

Electronic Punk

willalwaysbewithyou
Staff member
Political Access
Joined
2 Dec 2001
Messages
18,680
If you can go with SATA thats a plus :)

In my machine I currently have a 120gb Diamond9 by Maxtor 133.
On my desk I have two 160gb Diamond9 SATA 150 :D
 
Joined
11 Mar 2004
Messages
3,454
i own 2 of the wd 120 gigs 8 megs catches. only type of drive i have never had fail. :)
 

Electronic Punk

willalwaysbewithyou
Staff member
Political Access
Joined
2 Dec 2001
Messages
18,680
complete opposite here, WD did not serve me well.
But then, that was back in t'day.
 

Gary Pandher

OSNN Senior Addict
Joined
9 Mar 2004
Messages
884
just a question...
the abit nf7-s
its got ..well read

Serial ATA is an evolutionary replacement for the Parallel ATA storage interface. This new high-speed interface burst data transfer rate up to 150 Mbytes/sec and more flexible power tolerances, cables can be smaller and more efficient.

thas wha it says...
but it says it has a ide to serial ata convertor..so can i get a reg drive n get sata on it with this or what?..any abit users know?
 

LeeJend

OSNN Veteran Addict
Joined
25 Jan 2003
Messages
5,291
You can put a SATA drive on the IDE port using the adapter but the throughput will be limited to the ide speeds and the cables will be the bulky ribbons.

As for the WD 120g w/8mb buffer. I have 2 and they are excellent drives. Never had a WD drive fail in the 15 years I've been using them.

One thing. With the high density drives (120 gig or higher) make sure you have a case fan cooling the HDs.
 

Gary Pandher

OSNN Senior Addict
Joined
9 Mar 2004
Messages
884
u got it the wrong way around..
i meant..
by what i've read
and by looking at the convertor n all
does this mobo
have the support
to buy a ide drive
and then convert it to sata drive..using the convertor..??
 

Tuffgong4

The Donger Need Food!!!!
Political Access
Joined
21 Jun 2002
Messages
2,465
Gary that is useless to do...a computer is as slow as the slowest part. if you have a ide drive and convert it to sata it will still run as slow as the ide. If you plug a sata drive into a converter to ide it will run at ide speeds. It's like plugging a usb 1.1 device to a 2.0 port it will run at 1.1 speeds and vice versa plugging a 2.0 device into a 1.1 port

now after saying that if you are planning on buying a new mobo with sata support it would be best to buy a sata drive and connect with the converter to ide so you can use it in the new mobo. also almost all mobos coming out are going to have support for ide and sata so you won't be lost if you buy a ide drive
 

Tuffgong4

The Donger Need Food!!!!
Political Access
Joined
21 Jun 2002
Messages
2,465
Ahanix black night...great for cooling and cheap...no psu though so take the one out of your antec
 

Members online

No members online now.

Latest forum posts

Latest profile posts

Electronic Punk wrote on Sazar's profile.
Rest in peace my friend, been trying to find you and finally did in the worst way imaginable.
Terrahertz wrote on Electronic Punk's profile.
Yo fellas!
Electronic Punk wrote on Sazar's profile.
Where are you buddy?
Perris Calderon wrote on Electronic Punk's profile.
Hey EP! All good with me, applying for Microsoft MVP right now, should have done this a while ago.

Notifications don't work, I only found your response by coming back to hunt up some threads, if you want, give me your email address so we can keep in touch easier!
Perris Calderon wrote on Electronic Punk's profile.
EP, glad to see you come back and tidy up...did want to ask a one day favor, I want to enhance my resume , was hoping you could make me administrator for a day, if so, take me right off since I won't be here to do anything, and don't know the slightest about the board, but it would be nice putting "served administrator osnn", if can do, THANKS

Been running around Quora lately, luv it there!

Forum statistics

Threads
61,997
Messages
673,407
Members
5,587
Latest member
Urica