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Ok so my mobo only has 4 SATA slots which are in use. (4 x 74gig raptors in RAID 0+1) I want to add a 5th HD for storage (150gig Raptor).<br><br>
Should I get a <a href="http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16816102088" target="_blank">sata card</a> or get a <a href="http://www.satagear.com/SATA-PATA-A1A_SATA_Adapter.html" target="_blank">IDE to SATA block</a>?<br><br>
I prefer the IDE to SATA block because it takes up less room and leaves my PCI slots open for other things.<br><br>
Just wondering if there is a perfomrance loss going through the IDE connection?<br><br>
Thanks!<br>
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<div style="font-style:italic;">There will be a performance lost getting an IDE to SATA block due to the BUS change. The IDE bus is slower than SATA so you will only slow the whole process down. However this wont be the case with a SATA card.</div>
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any idea of how much it will slow it down? A lot? Since its just for storage is the IDE block acceptable. I mean, I wont be running any processes off that HD so even if the transfer rate is less then 100% for the HD, it will still be fast right?
 
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