udma 33 5400 rpms vs udma100 7200 rpms
How big of a difference is there between those two HD's
ata100 7200rpm harddrives are a lot faster
ps. As long as your motherboard supports the faster drives (IE: it has ata66 or ata100 supported ports)
The 7200rpm drives will typically have a faster "seek" time as well
There is a fairly large differnce between the ata33 and ata66/100. The difference between the ata66 and 100 is negligible. Yes, the 7200 is faster but I wouldn't call it a lot. In most cases you wouldn't be able to see any difference.
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[This message has been edited by elroy (edited 06-21-2001).]
There simply is no comparison. ATA100
7200rpm drives rival the SCSI drives for
access times and transfer rates...Check
the specs and see for yourself. http://www.maxtor.com
However...if your MB does not support ATA/100
operation...it will operate at 33/66 what
ever you have. Also...be sure you have the
correct cable. the proper cable for ata66/100
is a 40pin cable, with 80wires. they put an
extra between each for interference. It will
not operate properly without it. It also will
not operate properly if you have a slower
drive or CD-Rom on the same cable...
How big of a difference is there between a Porsche 911 Carrera 4 and a VW Polo?
Same kind of question...
There is no difference between those two cars so the hard drives are the same.
Recently, I posted (almost) the same topic as yours. I would like to share you their comments on your inquiry.
I hope this helps.
Then, you'll drive the VW Polo and I'll have the Carrera...
Fine with me. Just as long as I dont have to pay for the cars.
Who said we had to pay?
We just want a test drive so we can compare them!
Remember, you drive the Polo...
7200rpm is the main reason this drive is faster. The ATA66/100 does little in adding speed. Benchmarks have been published that show a 5% increase in speed. The 7200rpm drive is much faster.
There is also a question of data density.
The more data per sq inch, the more data the head will read.
Well, back to the original question
-----> I am talking about ATA33 here, is there a big difference between 5400rpm and 7200rpm harddisks ??
I am gathering parts to upgrade my computer.. so far I've got the Duron800 cuz it was on sale last time, now it's the harddisk's turn.. I think i'll get one of those ATA100 7200rpm harddisks, but if I stick this hd in my old computer which is a P2-BX chipset, will I see a any difference at all?
The difference is, one will get you some self-loving, the other will get you laid.
HAWKEYE - put away the KY Jelly and get laid.
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