Is there any point in buying SATA drives at this point?
Posted on 2005-04-20
I'm deciding whether to buy a SATA drive for my new motherboard, but I keep thinking about something I read on Tom's hardware: (to paraphrase) there's no point in worrying about the difference between 133 MBps and 150 MBps throughput when there are no hard disk drives that can saturate an interface above around 60 MBps. First, I'd be interested in where I can get the facts on actual drive throughput. I've checked Western Digital, PC Magazine, this and other forums and just general searching on the Web and I can't find a chart for comparison or even what look like actual figures for throughput. Does anyone know where I can find this out.
Of course, this is the first mobo I've had that had RAID 0 and 1 built in so that's a consideration. Meantime, I'm just a guy who needs to know.
Thanks in advance!