Looking to buy a new HD, and need info on SATA vs ATA-133
Posted on 2006-04-20
I'm looking to purchase a new hard drive, and I'm trying to decide wheather to get a SATA or an ATA-133.
I had two drives (250G and 300G), and my 250G HD just went bad on me.
I don't really think I need something that large for my primary drive, and I think I can do with an 80G drive.
I want the primary drive to be fast, since I do a lot of compiling, and I run several Virtual PC's for testing.
But I don't want to spend extra money if I'm not really going to see a significant difference.
Is there much of a difference in using a single SATA drive VS using a single ATA-133?
Can the computer actually work faster if I used two ATA-133 drives on the same controller instead of using one SATA drive and one ATA-133 drive?
Does adding extra cooling fans make a difference in the speed, or is that just for reliability?
Any information on this would be appriciated.