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Ok Im going to be ordering my new rig soon and I want to know if i reuse my old ide harddrive instead of buying a new sata what kind of performance loss would i have?

Thanks for any help
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post #2 of 15
Get sATA. Its much faster. Kinda like AGP vs PCI-e
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300MB/s>100 (sometimes 133)MB/s
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post #4 of 15
def use sata, and get perp recording if possible. . . you should see a decent increase and cables will be much easier to route.
 
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post #5 of 15
the sustained speed between my 5400rpm ide and 7200rpm sata was 40MB/s vs 86MB/s
post #6 of 15
SATA does not imply better performance. In fact the only potentially large difference in performance from the SATA interface is NCQ, which in some tasks, is quite a boost.

A new PATA drive will crush an older SATA drive, and vice versa. The best 7,200rpm PATA drives will max out the PATA interface at around 100MB/s sustained.


I would recommend getting a new drive simply because higher platter density, larger cache size, and other optimizations make modern drives noticeably faster. SATA would be the way to go, if only for better cable management and the possibility of NCQ.
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post #7 of 15
SATA hands down.
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It's not so much the connection (most drives won't hit 100 MB\\s) as it is the drive itself. The newer SATA drives will run FAR faster, because of the higher platter density.
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post #9 of 15
SATA. When I first went from an ATA133 to a SATA150 I was blown away by the increases. The differences from SATA150 to SATAII aren't as great though.
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i had vista installed on a IDE and XP installed on a SATA HDD. to be honest i didnt notice any difference at all.
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