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What does ATA and Ultra ATA mean? Faster read speeds?? What does the 100 and 133 mean??
    
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Ultra doesn't mean anything, its just a name. Ultra ATA 100 has a maximum bandwith of 1.0gigabytes per/second.

Ultra ATA 133 is 1.33 gb/sec
SATA (150) is 1.5gb/sec
SATA II is 3.0gb/sec

PATA, IDE, and Ultra ATA are names that can be used interchangeably, but SATA (Serial ATA uses a completely different connecting method to and from the mainboard (motherboard).

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It is the maximum theoretical transfer rate of that particular interface.
It's based in IDE tecnology, and therefor in IDE ports on the Motherboard. It's the typical conection for your CDROM/DVD and HD. It is being taken over by the newer SATA standard, but it still works just fine.
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So the fastest IDE speed is 1.33gb/sec??
    
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yes, if we are talking ATA, but you newer get close to those theoretical speeds anyway, so it really dosn't matter that much.
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So realistically is there much difference between the 100 & 133 speed??
    
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In real life.....in my opinion NONE! I have never been abel to feel any diference.

Unless you want to use Raid on ATA, but that is a totaly other story, to wich I don't think you are quite ready just yet

Maby if you tell us what you are planning, we can advise you better.
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Ya, your prolly right on that one, skipper. Not to disagree with you, But I didn't think I was ready to build a computer until I just made myself do it. It was easier than I thought. Anyway, Thanks for the help on this. + Rep point(s).....
    
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Thanks, and good luck
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