Discussion in 'OT Technology' started by VIOLATION, Jun 9, 2003.
what is "ata serial"? how is it better than whatever it is replacing? and what is it replacing?
serial ata is replacing old ata33/66/100/133, aka IDE Drives.
its MUCH faster, smaller cables, and yes its better then the old stuff.
its like cheap scsi.
be warned though that the current straight through cables that come with existing SATA hardware are of poor design seems that people are breaking them rather easily if they switch hardware out on a regular basis. There are some cables where the plug is 90 degrees from the cable and that seems to be more reliable in terms of longevity.
I noticed that when putting together a friends computer. THe connection between the sata cable to the mobo & hd was kinda flimsy. Nothing like ide where you can mash, squeeze, bend all over the place.
I'm sure once they are in there and you don't do touch them often they will be just fine.
Sata is DAMN fast to. Prices are comparable to ATA/133 which is cool, and I believe (correct me if i'm wrong) you can daisy chain them like SCSI also.
you'll need a MB that supports Sata or you can get a PCI card that does. IT *should* come with a Sata cable but knowing seagate it probably doesn't. They aren't that much at your local computer store though.