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Discussion in 'Recording' started by Michael Scott, Feb 10, 2003.

  1. Michael Scott

    Michael Scott Active Member

    Western Digitals entry into the serial ata drive market looks interesting to say the least. "The first Raptor Series drive will be available in a 36 GB capacity, with a 5.2 MS average seek time, 10,000-RPM rotation speed and a whopping 1.2 million hours MTBF. Western Digital will offer a five-year warranty on these Enterprise-class hard drives."

    Five year warranty??? They all just droped to 1 year. This is a surprise.
    I'm wondering if getting 2 of these for my anus P4PE/SATA soon to be finished system would be worth the wait. I was going to put in the seaghate cuda sata drives but understand they are a tab slow, very quite mind you. Opus, any thoughts on sata with this mobo? I still havn't completed the system.
  2. tatsujin

    tatsujin Guest

    i agree, by all accounts ive read on the seagate SATA drive it does appear to offer little in the way of extra bang for you bucks

    i think your probably better of taking advantage of that SATA connection on your mobo by plugging a regular ATA drive into it via Parallel - SATA converter :D

    BTW: i dont think the WD SATA wont be shipping till April either ?
  3. Opus2000

    Opus2000 Well-Known Member

    Personally I would wait till next year on the SATA protocol as it's still in the early phase development and there will be many bugs to fix. Also remember where it is located within the bus scheme of the motherboard. It's still going to bog you down some. Once the new PCI Express and the new Microsoft OS, LongHorn comes out things will be a little better. Right now I recommend staying away from it until they work the bugs out
  4. Michael Scott

    Michael Scott Active Member

    Thanks for the reply Opus. So I guess sata is kinda usless on this mobo then :c: cheers

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