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Originally Posted by ydna666;15340498 
I'm looking into this too for an old d600 laptop. Got my DVD/SataHDD caddy last week smile.gif

Just to confirm, would this drive max out the ATA133 bus?

it almost certainly won't be the bus you need to worry about, but the capabilities of the SATA-IDE bridge chip in the adapter.
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lol, yes I meant on both fronts as I didn't fully understand.

So to max out the ATA 133:

read 185/133 = yes and
write 90/133 = no?

Is there any stuttering if it maxes out the bus?

Or does it just operate at the maximium capacity of 133mbps Read and 90mbps write?
(for instance; saying that the ide/sata bridge chip can operate at full 133mbps)
Edited by ydna666 - 10/17/11 at 7:15am
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will you still be using a HDD? You should give her a 64GB ssd boot drive and give her a HDD if she has any pictures and stuff. If you are already planning on this, nevermind tongue.gif if you arent using another drive, be wearing of page files. they will shorten the life of the ssd wink.gif
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Originally Posted by ydna666;15340883 
lol, yes I meant on both fronts as I didn't fully understand.

So to max out the ATA 133:

read 185/133 = yes and
write 90/133 = no?

Is there any stuttering if it maxes out the bus?

Or does it just operate at the maximium capacity of 133mbps Read and 90mbps write?
(for instance; saying that the ide/sata bridge chip can operate at full 133mbps)

Why would there be? Don't overthink the simple things.

and for the latter, yes, assuming you ever see 90MB/s.
 
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will you still be using a HDD? You should give her a 64GB ssd boot drive and give her a HDD if she has any pictures and stuff. If you are already planning on this, nevermind tongue.gif if you arent using another drive, be wearing of page files. they will shorten the life of the ssd wink.gif

Thanks for the reply, I have some external storage for the laptops pictures/music etc. I have another vacant storage PATA bay which I'm looking into for page files etc. Looking to use the SSD on its own for everything at first.
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Originally Posted by u3b3rg33k;15340964 
Why would there be? Don't overthink the simple things.

and for the latter, yes, assuming you ever see 90MB/s.

Thanks for the reply, I understand it now. I doubt I'll see the full 90 or anything like it unfortunately.

Anyway do you guys think the OCZ SSD would be a decent upgrade to the old lappy and for the OP? Looking for a bit more snappiness on the OS and all the usual programs.
Edited by ydna666 - 10/17/11 at 8:00am
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Ok the caddy arrived and does not work. I tried the SSD and a regular 20GB sata hard drive but both simply made the light on the caddy come on and a delay at boot as it tries to detect the non functional drive. Im really confused I bought the fenvi one as recommended and it does not work. Ages ago when I used to use IDE I remember the slave master jumper or a cable in back to front always did the same thing. Does anyone have any idea what I can do? I tried taking the adaptor apart and I can't even see a controller chip inside. Could someone do the same and confirm where abouts the PATA to SATA controller chip is located within the device as from the look of it there are just a few caps and direct traces from the SATA to the PATA port. frown.gif
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Ok stripped the caddy down and the controller chip is on the underside of the board but still the device is non functional. Does anyone have any idea how to make this work?
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Ok I found out how to make it work but its still useless.

Boot laptop with device installed and it hangs on boot. Then unplug drive boot into windows using old mechanical hard drive. Then insert drive and then run a reboot. The device now shows up as working and does not make the boot hang and lets me install windows. Drive now works until you do total power cycle but then it causes boot hang unless process is repeated. Why why why??
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