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Originally Posted by StepsAscend
I currently have 2 80gb PATA drives, one with windows and the other with mostly music and videos. I want to add a 250gb sata drive, mostly to backup my media to, I'd hate to lose it. Is it worth reinstalling windows to the new drive and making it my boot disk? I hate having to reinstall everything, but if it will make a significant improvment in boot and load times, I will consider it.
I don't think you'll see a significant boost in performance when changing from a 7200RPM 8MB buffer PATA to a 7200RPM 8MB buffer SATA drive. The interface doesn't make that much of a difference. It you plan on getting a 16MB buffer or a 10000RPM SATA things could change for the better. The 16 MB buffer helps once you booted windows, for the boot time it doesn't make much difference. A 10000RPM raptor (or 2x in raid0 like rickbrook) would really make a difference in boot times, loading, everything.
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Originally Posted by BugBash
Just a thought,

I posted on another thread, nate310 wanted to upgrade his mobo, going from intel chipset to an nforce.
as his ide controller will be different, he cant plug the drive in and boot(XP will crash!)
presumably going from pata to sata will be the same??
dont you have to bash F5 or something to install third party drivers for sata as you boot the xp cd to install?
You shouldn't worry.
This option make sense if you upgrade the mobo, but if you transfer a backup from one drive to another everything will be ok.
Trust me, I've been using it for many years.
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The drive I'm looking at actually is a 16mb buffer. Its the WD2500KS. 7200, 16mb, Sata-II. My board is SATA-I only, but I will be upgrading the board before the end of the year.

And Data Lifeguard Tools will transfer the Master Boot Record correctly? or just copy files?
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