Thread: woohoo, new HD .. :)
November 19th, 2005, 05:01 PM #1
woohoo, new HD .. :)
just picked me up a Maxtor 200 gb SATA , 8mb cache , 7200 rpm with a PCI SATA/IDE card that came bundled with it... for 50$ !!
Great drive and is fast !! to bad i am using for just a slave drive... but can't believe the difference on speed getting data from the drive compared to my 80 gig IDE WD drive...
took a little while to figure out the correct way to install it... since it only came with a CD... had to boot from the CD, then create a PCI 150 (driver) floppy, then boot to windows with everything hooked up... download drivers off the floppy and cd-rom.. but once it was up... runs great...
this is like HUGE compared to what i am used to having ... the 80 gb was the highest i had ever had... but now with the 200 and 80 ... plenty of room for my multimedia projects....
p.s. Got this drive new in box from a guy at work who couldn't use it for his HP PC ... so he went out and bought another "IDE" HD and sold me this one
November 19th, 2005, 05:07 PM #2
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Ya, I used to only have 80gb of space...which I had to always keep organized and everything from the lack of space...then I bought a 160gb drive...I thought that would be enough space for a very long time...but I have used half of the drive up already, and I bought it just a few months ago...so it fills up really fast!"The problem with quotations on the internet is that the sources are hard to verify" - Abraham Lincoln
November 19th, 2005, 05:15 PM #3
Ya, I burn thorugh GB's like crazy, my 160GB ain't even enough Last time I had to backup I had 88GB worth of files. I'm considering a new SATA HDD if they're really that much faster.
November 19th, 2005, 05:28 PM #4
My #1 pc runs on a 160gb with another 250gb for backups. Both of mine are IDE drives. I didn't think the speed difference was very much between IDE and current SATA drives. Maybe it is?“Those who desire to give up freedom in order to gain security will not have, nor do they deserve, either one.”
November 19th, 2005, 05:39 PM #5
when i click on programs or a file from the new HD, it just seems alot faster when it opens and the pictures or videos come up.... there is a difference... no only if i could make it a main drive... but I heard to many bad stories about making SATA the main drive...
November 19th, 2005, 05:58 PM #6
Get HD tach and run a test on both drives. Free download.
http://www.simplisoftware.com/Public...request=HdTach“Those who desire to give up freedom in order to gain security will not have, nor do they deserve, either one.”
November 19th, 2005, 05:59 PM #7Originally Posted by sweeper2
explain pleaseLord of the Low Frequencies
November 20th, 2005, 06:55 AM #8Originally Posted by Gait_Keeper
it just does... sometimes with my 80 gig i open up "my pictures" and it seems to take a few seconds to show all the pics... but when i moved the folder over to the new HD i click on it and it instantly appears... all pics etc...
then on the stories of making the HD into the main drive ... first off, i hate NORTON GHOST ... last time it didn't work... second... i have read a few threads about SATA drives and windows xp installation etc...??
anyways... i like the new drive...
November 20th, 2005, 07:06 AM #9Originally Posted by sweeper2
November 20th, 2005, 09:48 AM #10
There is no see-able difference with SATA vs. ATA, the difference would be more towards the drive.
November 20th, 2005, 10:18 AM #11Originally Posted by Reather
Don't know about the last bit but yes you would need a stop watch to time the boot up time etc to tell the difference between SATA and PATA.
November 20th, 2005, 10:33 AM #12
*yawn* Enjoy your measly 200gb. *yawn*
November 20th, 2005, 10:38 AM #13Originally Posted by Bizkitkid2001
November 20th, 2005, 11:54 AM #14
What I meant that the difference between interfaces is almost nill. However, SATA is slightly faster, and the cables are designed a lot better.
And, drive vs. drive is what I meant. Like Maxtor vs. Seagate.
November 20th, 2005, 12:52 PM #15
I thinl your CPU plays a big part in in this, as for SATA
live and let live if someone is happy let them be happy.
I've never had or used a machine with a SATA drive, I'm just curious
I do have a 80gig Maxtor 7200, with a 8mb cache (secondary drive)
main drive is a WD 40gig 7200, 2Mb cacheLord of the Low Frequencies
November 20th, 2005, 12:55 PM #16Originally Posted by orkboss
With what? My fancy looks?
November 20th, 2005, 02:10 PM #17
WDC WD800LB-00DNA0 (74 GB, IDE) -------> Main Drive
80GB EIDE ULTRA-ATA/100 INT 7200RPM 2mb cache
Maxtor 6 L200M0 SCSI Disk Device (189 GB) --------> slave drive (SATA)
Maxtor DiamondMax 10 - 6L200MO
- SATA/150 data transfer speeds
- Quiet Drive Technology
- Maxtor Data Protection System
- Maxtor Shock Protection System
don't know, maybe it's just me, but the new 200 SATA drive seems a little faster...
November 20th, 2005, 02:43 PM #18
Yeah, sata drives are awsome. I love mine. I just wish I had time to install Windows on it though
November 20th, 2005, 03:18 PM #19
That's due to the extra cache. I "saw" a difference on mine, too.
November 20th, 2005, 03:47 PM #20
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