Thread: ATA133 on a ATA100 chipset??
April 18th, 2003, 03:33 PM #1
ATA133 on a ATA100 chipset??
I want to add a second hard drive to my machine, found a good deal on a Maxor ultra *Mb cache, 7200rpm 80GB ATA133, retail box
I should read before I buy.
My existing drive ( keeping it the master ) 40GB 7200rpm ATA100
want to put the maxtor on the same IDE ribbon.
will it work or do I need an ATA100 drive
speed not really and issue, I have thousands of MP3's, backing up my entire cd collecion
SIS 735 Chipset
AMD 1800+ (running at 1527MHz sice day one )
40GB HD ATA100 ( C, D, E )
GeForce2 64Mb MX/MX400
SB Live 128PCI
Linksys 10/100 fast ethernet
April 18th, 2003, 03:38 PM #2
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It will work, the Maxtor will just run at ATA100 speeds, however.
There is no noticeable speed difference between ATA133 and ATA100 speeds, except in benchmarks. Modern IDE hard drives typically read/write at maximum 40-60 MB/s and have a hard time saturating even the ATA100 cable.
April 18th, 2003, 03:53 PM #3
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I have a maxtor ata133 running on an ata66 controller (same cable as the ata66 as well), they're made to be backwards compatibleHelicopters don't fly; they vibrate so much and make so much noise that the earth rejects them.
April 18th, 2003, 04:04 PM #4
Oh yeah !
Ok thanx guys/gals
I will be installing, formatting, and partitioning tonight!
I'm glad I didn't have to return it, $40 brand new in the box
Oh yeah, what do you recommed ; FDISK, or partition magic?
I did this on my other machine about a year ago and I FDISKed
The disk that comes with the drive does the same thing.
I'm leaning toward Partition magic
April 18th, 2003, 09:23 PM #5
For Win98, I'd just use the setup disk that came with it. Less chance to mess things up that way
Otherwise, I'd just fdisk and format it.
April 19th, 2003, 03:20 PM #6What did a tornado sound like before freight trains were invented?
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