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PATA to SATA worth the hassel?

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Well i've done some research and theoritically sata is faster then ata133.
Here is my situation, and i'm hoping you guy can provide some input.

I have 2 160gb drives one a samy ata133 and the other a hitachi sata.
The OS is on the pata. Would it be worth the hassel of reinstalling the OS on the sata for performance reasons?

Input would be appreciated.
thanks
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I really wouldn't go through the trouble for now. Next time you refomat your system just install the main partition on the sata instead of the IDE.
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If you have Norton Ghost, yes go a head and do it but otherwise don't bother.

BTW, just in case you don't know what Norton Ghost is, it's a clonnig software that creates an identical copy of your hard drive onto another one, in this case an image copy of Windows XP and no need for registering with MS again.
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it depends. you will definitely boot much faster - if thats worth the trouble for you go for it
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Would i really notice a difference on the booting side?
sata is 150mb/s and ata133 is mb/s. These are theoritical or course, but would it make that much difference?

Thanks again for the input guys. I'll have to look into norton ghost if i go through with this.
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Originally Posted by mjoc13
Would i really notice a difference on the booting side?
sata is 150mb/s and ata133 is mb/s. These are theoritical or course, but would it make that much difference?

Thanks again for the input guys. I'll have to look into norton ghost if i go through with this.
Sata is 1.5gb and SataII is 3gb so it is a lot faster then PATA plus there is no need for master disk and they use less power.

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