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Sata HD vs. IDE HD

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I have 2 hard drives, a 160GB sata HD and a 320GB IDE HD. Both are 7200rpm and both are 8MB cache. Would it really matter, speed wise, which one i use for HD and which one i use for Programs(STEAM)?
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post #2 of 8
The sata hdd will probably have better transfer and access time rates.

run hd tune on both and compare.
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post #3 of 8
No, there will be no real difference
post #4 of 8
depends on which drives they are. Different brands have different performance.
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only flaw i can find with IDE is it would look uglier in your case?
    
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post #6 of 8
^^I like this answer too
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Like i said, use HD Tune and see which is faster. Simple. And i bet there is a difference in terms of access speed on the actual drive.
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post #8 of 8
The difference should be negligible, as bradleyw said, just run hdtune.
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