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Postby klinky » Tue Jul 30, 2002 10:59 pm

trythil wrote:
jbone wrote:(For all practical purposes, the performance difference is negligible.)


Are you talking about using an ATA/100 drive on an ATA/33 controller as opposed to using an ATA/33 drive on an ATA/33 controller, or an ATA/100 drive on an ATA/100 controller? In the latter case, there _is_ a very significant difference in transfer speed.


Just sorta maybe...


Actually I don't think you'll notice a REAL LIFE difference if you go ATA100/133 drive on a ATA/66 controller. Butttt there is a difference if you go with ATA100/133 on a ATA33 controller.

I have a ATA133 drive on my server, which has a ATA33 controller on it and performance is lacking.. The drive bursts 9megs.. which is horrid :p

I think the problem really is that the computer likes to allow DMA mode one day, then switch the drives back to PIO mode the next... IT'S VERY FREAKING ANNOYING...

But really alot of drives are going to have sustained transfer rates over 33Megs... :roll: You'll miss out on the 80MB burst speeds my Maxtors give, but those are just "bursts". I get about 22MB when I do a sustained transfer over the drive....


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Postby klinky » Tue Jul 30, 2002 11:01 pm

I meant to say


that they AREN'T going to have sustained transfer rates over 33MB.


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Postby trythil » Tue Jul 30, 2002 11:10 pm

klinky wrote:trythil>> While your SerialATA maybe all well and good, you're a l33t lloonix user, so don't expect everyone to know what SerialATA is all about...


What? I can't think of anybody who works intensively with computers (yes, this includes digital video editors) that would not know, or not want to know, about Serial ATA. The performance gains for nearly every application are staggering.

And about the cost issue -- Well, save up. :P That's what banks are for.

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Postby jbone » Wed Jul 31, 2002 12:01 am

This wasn't someone who worked intensely with computers, it was some random person who just wants to add another, bigger hard drive.

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Postby trythil » Wed Jul 31, 2002 1:04 am

jbone wrote:This wasn't someone who worked intensely with computers, it was some random person who just wants to add another, bigger hard drive.


This was also some random person who works with DV.

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Postby klinky » Wed Jul 31, 2002 1:08 am

Grandpa can use a DVD camera and "FunTime Easy Edit Software" so that he can capture naked pictures of his niece onto the computer, but the "CAM-ER-RA" is external....


anyways where can I buy one of these SATA drives!!??? hmmmm.

and most people here are not rich people...

hmmm....


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Postby klinky » Wed Jul 31, 2002 1:08 am

should be "DV CAMERA" and that should be Nephew not niece...


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Postby FurryCurry » Wed Jul 31, 2002 1:33 am

klinky wrote:should be "DV CAMERA" and that should be Nephew not niece...


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hmm, I'd prefer the niece... :twisted:
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Postby klinky » Wed Jul 31, 2002 1:39 am

Well we're talking a perverted grandpa...


you know those ones that letch after 6year olds...

so I think it'd be bad for any either of them...


now once the niece started getting in to the teens... then I'd be looking for that damn DV tape!


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