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Hi!
I'm looking for a new hdd. I think the best solution for me is SATA drive, but my problem is: I have an old mb - without SATA interface. Thats why I need the SATA controller. What do You think is it good idea to buy the SATA drive + controller or to buy just the parallel ATA (ATA 133?)? Is there effective reason to choose SATA?
Every good arguments are welcome!
Best Regards,
Kutt
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If your motherboard is old and doesn't have an SATA controller, you probably will not be able to take advantage of SATA drives.  Even fairly recent machines don't overwhelm the regular PATA drives, so I think you will not get your money's worth.  If you had a cutting edge system or it didn't cost much to opt for SATA, then it would make more sense.
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How old is the old MB?
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The MB is really old - about 5 years...but my idea is to move step-by-step to the new pc. First the new hdd (I can use it with my old pc), then the other parts. And with pci SATA controller I can use the fastest ATA disk with that old pc. I guess...:-)
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That would be a decent strategy.  Get an ATA-100 or ATA-133 drive; it will still be very useful if you replace the motherboard in a year or two.
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If your old drive is still good, I would save my pennies and wait till you can buy a whole package. Computer parts can get outdated quickly. The latest and greatest that you buy today may be outdated next year. Plus OS's really don't like a lot of hardware changes.
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Gradually updating a system is constantly asking for trouble, as crazyjoe stated; I agree with him totally. Run as long as you need to, back up your data, and move to a whole new system in one move.

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