SATA-300 a.k.a. SATA-II vs SATA-150 reviews
Posted on 2005-02-26
Anyone seen any actual reviews that show performance increases of SATA-300 drives over SATA-150? I have an Asus A8N-SLI Deluxe board, and the nVidea SATA Raid controller is supposed to support SATA-II. I got a pair of Hitachi model HDS728080PLA380 in a RAID-0 setup. According to the mfr they are SATA-II drives. I am wondering if I would have been better off to go with a pair of 74GB Raptors (SATA-150). The Raptor is a much faster drive, but I wonder how much the SATA-II helps?
I talked to a guy at WD that thought they would be upgrading their Raptor drives to SATA-II by year end (2k5). Now that will be a nice drive.