Choosing between a SATA hdd and IDE

July 27, 2011 at 08:59:26
Specs: windows7 ultimate, intel dual core e5200 @2.5ghz
I'm about to buy a hdd of abt 160gb for my desktop pc, can't realy choose between a sata hdd and ide which wil b best for gaming.

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#1
July 27, 2011 at 09:37:18
If your system supports SATA, that's what you should get. I suggest you go bigger than 160GB though as larger drives are generally faster & don't cost much more. How about a single platter 320GB or 500GB drive? And make sure it has at least a 16MB buffer (more = better) & spins at 7200RPM. Avoid "green" drives if you want the best peformance.

As for gaming, the HDD performance is only a small part of what it takes for a decent gaming experience. Make sure you have at least 4GB RAM & a good gaming video card, not onboard graphics.


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#2
July 27, 2011 at 11:01:17
Choosing between a SATA hdd and IDE
SATA & ATA or PATA are IDE devices, IDE isn't ATA.
mickliq nailed the rest.

We can not fight new wars with old weapons, let he who desires peace prepare for war - PROPHET.


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#3
July 27, 2011 at 12:37:13
Great pals... Thanx a mill.

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