Results 1 to 8 of 8

Thread: SATA? IDE? SCSI? RAID?

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Feb 2004
    Location
    Devon, England
    Posts
    189

    Default SATA? IDE? SCSI? RAID?

    what are these (I know they are to do with hard drives) and what are the advantages of having one type over the others? It's something I have never understood.
    Aim for the Moon - If you miss, you may hit a Star


    AMD Athlon64 3000+
    48x CD burner
    16x Dual Layer DVD burner
    512 Mb RAM
    Windows XP Pro/Debian unstable
    Adobe Premiere Pro 1.5
    Firewire card
    ATI Radeon 9800 Pro
    2 x 17" CRTs, 1 x 17" TFT

  2. #2
    Join Date
    May 2004
    Location
    Dayton, OH, USA
    Posts
    171

    Default

    SATA - Serial ATA...Basically a new technology in HDD interfaces. Uses a different cable and power cord than ur normal HDD...Speed is 150MB/s at the moment...Check to see if ur mobo has the correct connecters.

    Two SATA connecters on the left...SATA power connector on the right


    IDE - Interface that uses ur standard ribbon cable...Speeds up to 133 MB/s...Cheaper than SATA but not by very much



    SCSI - HDD's mainly used for servers. RPM's up to 15000....Allows many drives on one cable(Depends on the version)...Older technology, but has been updated many times over. Quite expensive and the speeds arent very much faster than SATA...Really only worth it on Servers

    RAID - Using one or more disk drive and having them work together. Recently, commonly used on SATA because of the abundance of onboard SATA Raid Support. There are several different kinds. Raid 0 has the two or more drives work together and share the data between the two---Very fast but no redundancy...RAID 1 - Puts the file on both hard drives, so if one were to fail, you have everything on the second hard drive. Raid 5 - Uses 3 or more drives and puts the data accross them all in a way that if one of them dies, the remaining two can rebuiild the data lost
    2.6b at 3.3
    1 gig of OCZ Platinum Limited Edition PC3200(2-2-2)
    Abit IC7
    Seagate 80gb sata
    Aspire X-Alien
    460W Enermax
    9800 Pro
    SP-94 with Tornado

    Panasonic GS200 on its way with:
    3 DV Tapes, Tripod, Bag, Telephoto Lens, Lens Cleaning Kit

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Jul 2004
    Location
    Manchester, UK
    Posts
    1,893

    Default

    For cost / performance ratio, SATA is by far the best, especially if you use it in a RAID formation.

    Standard SATA drives have 8MB cache and they spin at 7,200 RPM, but there are SATA drives out which spin at 10,000RPM, but they're obviously more expensive. There are SATA drives with 16MB cache as well, but I've not personally used those yet, so I can't offer a personal opinion.

    On a lighter note, someone emailed me yesterday enquiring about SATA hard disc drives, but their email program spellchecker kicked in without them visually checking the changes, so I got a request to order "2 Satan Hard Disc Drives"

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Nov 2003
    Location
    Kent
    Posts
    11,514
    Blog Entries
    24

    Default

    I have two x 10,000 raptors. Doesn't mean shit if you don't defrag.

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Feb 2004
    Location
    Devon, England
    Posts
    189

    Default

    thanks very much
    can I put a 60 gig and 160 gig in raid 0 and do I need any extra hardware or a reinstall of OS?
    Aim for the Moon - If you miss, you may hit a Star


    AMD Athlon64 3000+
    48x CD burner
    16x Dual Layer DVD burner
    512 Mb RAM
    Windows XP Pro/Debian unstable
    Adobe Premiere Pro 1.5
    Firewire card
    ATI Radeon 9800 Pro
    2 x 17" CRTs, 1 x 17" TFT

  6. #6

    Default

    I think the two drives in a RAID 0 config have to be the same size. I could be wrong though. *shrug*
    AMD Sempron 2600+ (Socket 754; 1.6GHz)
    Chaintech VNF3-250
    768MB Crucial PC2100 (I know, I really need PC3200 :()
    ATI Radeon 9200

  7. #7
    Join Date
    May 2004
    Location
    Dayton, OH, USA
    Posts
    171

    Default

    The hardrives have to be indentical(brand, size, model)
    2.6b at 3.3
    1 gig of OCZ Platinum Limited Edition PC3200(2-2-2)
    Abit IC7
    Seagate 80gb sata
    Aspire X-Alien
    460W Enermax
    9800 Pro
    SP-94 with Tornado

    Panasonic GS200 on its way with:
    3 DV Tapes, Tripod, Bag, Telephoto Lens, Lens Cleaning Kit

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Feb 2004
    Location
    Devon, England
    Posts
    189

    Default

    ok then, thanks anyway
    Aim for the Moon - If you miss, you may hit a Star


    AMD Athlon64 3000+
    48x CD burner
    16x Dual Layer DVD burner
    512 Mb RAM
    Windows XP Pro/Debian unstable
    Adobe Premiere Pro 1.5
    Firewire card
    ATI Radeon 9800 Pro
    2 x 17" CRTs, 1 x 17" TFT

Similar Threads

  1. adding a sata hard drive
    By david u in forum Hardware Problems
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 11-29-2006, 11:14 PM
  2. ATA or SATA?
    By odroller in forum Hardware Problems
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 04-29-2006, 11:44 PM
  3. Problem with new SATA drive
    By bobby_koh in forum Hardware Problems
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 12-10-2005, 03:38 AM
  4. Which one's faster?200G SATA HD or 2x80G PATA HD on RAID 0?
    By azriel in forum The Perfect Video Editing PC
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 10-25-2005, 05:22 AM
  5. SATA and EIDE Drives
    By rpwall in forum Hardware Problems
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 10-02-2005, 10:01 AM

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •