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SATA Controller??

Discussion in 'QnA (read only)' started by 3ddjfx, Aug 26, 2004.

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    3ddjfx New Member

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    HI, Iam planning to buy Samsung 120 GB Hard Disk with SATA interface. AS my Mobo. is Intel D845WN(intel original) it doesn't hav integrated SATA controller. I need to buy SATA controller PCI Card. Which is the best and cheap controller available in India? I inquired at a shop in Lamington Rd. and he said he had a card from OPTICA (never heard of this brand) and said it was imported and cost around Rs 1500.
    DOES THE CONTROLLER AFFECT THE PERFORMANCE OF THE DRIVE??
     
  2. gxsaurav

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    no need to go for SATA stick with PATA, sata won't give any performance difference in it's first generation
     
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    Stick with PATA yes.

    But there will be slight performance difference but not worth it right now.

    Stick with PATA
     
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    the performance difference is just in numbers .There is no real difference .Tell you what , if you really want to squeeze something outta sata go for the Western Digital Raptor 10k rpm drives .A samsung 120 gb sata wont do any good , apart from the fact that you dont have to mess around with jumpers and secondary and primary settings :) , its worthy or not ... its upto you !
     
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    SATA will give a performance increase that is well worth the 1000 or so bucks being asked for. Keep in mind the higher cache and rotational speeds (8 mb/ 10 k) on the latest SATA drives. Also the serial interface is a lot cleaner than PATA cables. Ergo, cleaner airflow and interface inside ur PC.
     
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    Not quite, in my opinion. 8 MB buffer is also available in PATA, also he is going for a 8 MB buffer 7200 RPM Samsung SATA 1st generation so the only thing different from regular pata is the interface, but a lot of extra money & hassle, so still I would sasy go PATA
     
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    LOL ! you love that word isnt it ?? :lol:
     
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    SATA really not showing the performance gain over PATA....SATA is in initial stage....you can expect SATA after 1-2 years. Yeah....guys giving you right advise....stick to PATA.
     
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    WHICH CONTROLLER TO BUY??

    OK Even if I stick with PATA, I need to buy a controller card as my both IDE Channels are full. Which one to go for ? should be cheap and decent performing
     
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    What can I say? Is it the Matrix?? :lol:
     
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