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I was talking to someone at work and he said that he read online that mixing SATA and IDE drives will hurt performance. I have 3 SATA drives and one IDE that I use for storage only (movies). I was wondering if anyone knew anything about a loss of performance just having that drive in my pc.
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SATA1 or SATA2 drives?
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I was talking to someone at work and he said that he read online that mixing SATA and IDE drives will hurt performance. I have 3 SATA drives and one IDE that I use for storage only (movies). I was wondering if anyone knew anything about a loss of performance just having that drive in my pc.
dont know but i wud not mind knowing that
    
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SATA II. My boot disc is a new Seagate 320gb 7200.10 drive (perpendicular recording, if that does anything for you).
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I was talking to someone at work and he said that he read online that mixing SATA and IDE drives will hurt performance. I have 3 SATA drives and one IDE that I use for storage only (movies). I was wondering if anyone knew anything about a loss of performance just having that drive in my pc.
Your Co-worker is
Ask him IDE opticals also hurt system performance.
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Nope, co-worker is wrong. It would be like saying having PCI cards hurt your CD-drive performance. Two seperate system.
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Now, if he's talking about, say, 1 IDE hard drive and 1 SATA drive in RAID together (JBOD), then you could say that there will be a performance loss. However, IDE Opticals are totally separate from hard drive performances.
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thanks guys, this is what I thought. No way would I put anything but SATA drives in RAID!
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