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post #1 of 19
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My 30 and 6GB HDDs just won't do anymore so I'm going to get a new one. I can get SATA or IDE and I don't know how much better SATA is. If I get SATA I can only overclock to about 210*9 instead of my 280*9 right now because of something dumb with the chipset (I don't really understand it). My budget is about $120 CDN before taxes (link me to Canadacomputers.com or icct.ca not newegg). I'm looking for about 200GB-250GB

Also how much better is SATA and will it still be better after i have to bring my OC down so much.

If I get SATA is this one OK?
http://www.canadacomputers.com/index...6047&cid=HD.96

And if I get ATA are these any good? I can't tell the difference between them.

http://www.canadacomputers.com/index...664&cid=HD.443

http://www.canadacomputers.com/index...935&cid=HD.443

I might get rounded cables so don't say get SATA because of the neat cables.
 
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post #2 of 19
Well SATA Drives have a Faster Transfer Rate and therefore things load up alot Quicker which is great for Gamed and all. The only problem is that They are very sensitive to overclocks unless put into a Locked SATA port on your Motherboard.
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Originally Posted by ENTERPRISE1701
Well SATA Drives have a Faster Transfer Rate and therefore things load up alot Quicker which is great for Gamed and all. The only problem is that They are very sensitive to overclocks unless put into a Locked SATA port on your Motherboard.
Yeah that's the problem. I don't have a locked port... so should I still get it?
 
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post #5 of 19
Get an IDE!
For a slight perfomance increase part it with the main partition at 50G
    
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I have an IDE, works great no problems and i dont really need the 10,000 RPM HDD, everything opens fine
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Do dfi boards have the ability to lock sata ports. I wonder if this has something to do with my overclock.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by slydog64
Do dfi boards have the ability to lock sata ports. I wonder if this has something to do with my overclock.
Should be set by default to PCI @ 33 and PCIe @ 100, but check to be sure.
BTW, all nForce MB support the lock!
    
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post #9 of 19
that diamondmax is a great drive...and it actually has transfer rateson par with the last generation 10k rpm drives.
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post #10 of 19
yeah I read that sata and ide have the same performance because of the physical limitations of the disk itself. If it spins at 7200rpm on sata or ide, it spins at 7200rpm and thats as fast as it goes. Personally I don't believe that because if it can transfer 3g/s as opposed to 133mb/s, well there MUST be an improvement with sata.

None-the-less, if you really want good performance, Duke's adivce about patitionning is good and will give you comparable perfomance to a 10k drive (when you do it with an ide HD). To gain even better performance I strongly suggest buying 512mb of ram to reduce reads and writs to your HD, wich will allow you to game better with fewer stutters. Your card is respectable and deserves a chance to shine i.e. give it the extra 512mb system ram so it can perform seamlesly w/out the disk reads making the game all choppy.
 
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