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    I've moved this from the general hardware page. hope thts O?K thought it was more appropiate to the thread.

    I'm looking to change my hard drives from IDE to SATA, at present I have 80 & 250GB capacity.

    The drives I've looked at are Western Dig Raptor for my C drive and WD Caviar SE16 SATA II for my D drive. Would like your thoughts on the above combination & SATA in general. Alternative siggestions welcome,
    comp spec at pressent

    3.2Ghz P4 [presscot]
    Asus P4C 800 E-deluxe
    Twinx 2048 3200pt cas 3 {2x1GB]
    128Mb ABIT *x8* Siluro GeForce 4 AGP Ti4200-OTES TV Out/DVI/Dual

    Was also considering changing my graphics card but after reading this forum I dont think I will be. again thoughts appreciated

    thanks, look forward to your replies

    Pan
    all the best

    Pan

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    For video editing you don't need fast drives on seeking ramdom data but fast on writing or reading ones, for example Seagate 7200.7 SATA drivers. (DV needs only a steady flow around 20-25 Mbps)

    Of course that you don't care about the money, the fastest is always the fastest...
    Abit IC7 - P4 3.2C - 1GB RAM - RAID 0 2x80 GB Seagate HD - Matrox RTX100 - LG T910B 19\'

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    Rederlenzi - I notice you use an Abit IC7 motherboard. Did you build your system, and if so, did you hit any snags installing your rtx100?

    I nearly chose the IC7 because it uses the 875 chipset. I'm thinking of re-jigging my PCs, and this is a possible option.

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    No, no problems at all. But you need to be aware that there are two revisions of this board. The 1.1 one is free of sound bugs.

    For the rest, IC7 is a awesome Socket 478 choice. However, if you are upgrading your sistem, why not to buy a LGA 775 system?
    Abit IC7 - P4 3.2C - 1GB RAM - RAID 0 2x80 GB Seagate HD - Matrox RTX100 - LG T910B 19\'

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    Never seen or heard of it, but Im looking at a few different ways to go. Thanks for your prompt reply, and the 1.1 revision info - these things are useful.

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