Discussion in 'OT Technology' started by rkf76, Nov 28, 2005.
Have you noticed it being any faster than the normal ATA/IDE drives?
i went from ata-100 to sata on two machines and noticed a small improvement in speed on my main workstation. the other was my media server and i don't use it directly, so i wouldn't be able to tell
It was slightly noticable for me, I'm running a SATA as my boot disk and a standard ATA133 as my backup drive. Opening a folder with thousands of files takes a bit less time on the SATA than it does the ATA drive.
i have a SATA drive that has my media files on it (video audio) and they seem to come up faster
"hmm, are you serious?"
Never noticed any difference here.
SATA is much, much faster than IDE. You may not notice the difference on a normal desktop machine (unless you're doing things that are very disk intensive), but on a file server the difference is immense.
Interesting....I was expecting there to be overwhelming "yes" answers. Good thing they are the same price, or cheaper, than IDE/ATA drives
Well sinec 90% of SATA drives are natively EIDE i doubt that.
I have the old 36g or whatever is it raptor. I guess its ok.
Been using a 37GB WD Raptor since it came out and it is noticeably faster than the 7200rpm drives that I've used.
I'm just going by what I've noticed/measured on my file server at work
Edit: It has 200GB Seagate Baracudas.
any hdparm stats?
I'm thinking that you would have to have a drive capable of exploiting the fat pipe that is SATA.
Compared to my home machine (WD 200GB IDE drive):
The file server used to have SCSI drives running on a PCI SCSI controller (regular PCI, not PCI-X or PCI-E or anything). When I tested the new SATA drive against the SCSI drives on the PCI controller, the SATA drive was a bit faster. Of course, the SCSI drive should be faster with an on-board SCSI controller, but the way it was the much cheaper SATA drives actually provided a performance boost.
My workstation has 2 Raptors in RAID-0. Previously I was running 2 Seagate ATA133s in RAID-0, I've noticed a small increase in responsiveness and a huge increase in transfers to/from other drives.
i'm about to setup that exact setup...i'll have 2x 36Gb Raptors in Raid-0