Im pretty comfortable with computers, but this one is bugging me a little and I felt that I should reach out and find some info about this situtation.
I bought 2 Seagate SATA Barracuda 7200.7 NCQ Drives when I built this new computer, roughly a month ago.. (http://www.seagate.com/cda/products/discsales/marketing/detail/0,1081,645,00.html
This is my first time using SATA and Im already building a bad relation with it, even though its said to be better than IDE on performance.
Im a gamer. So, my system already takes a heck of a beating. Whats happening is when Im playing these hardcore games Im getting lag from the drives. For Example: Ill be running, the drives will churn a bit >insert lag here<, then boom im moving again. What I dont understand is why this never happened with my IDE drives in the past 4 computers ive built with them.
Is there software for SATA drives that correct this? Is it because my NCQ (not to familier with it) isnt hooked up? Should I whipe the drives and configure RAID 0 with them?
Heres the low down on my system specifications::
AMD 64 3400+ 939 Chipset
EPoX EP-9NDA3+ (http://www.epox.com.tw/eng/products_content.php?ps=322
1GB Kingston HyperX DDR 400mhz 3200
500w Power Supply
Ready... Set... Go!