Re: [LAU] PATA or SATA? Yonah or Merom?

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Date: Wednesday, April 4, 2007 - 5:22 am

The difference between SATA and PATA doesn't matter all that much on a
laptop. The best thing you can do for performance is go with a 7200 RPM
laptop drive if you are into recording. Laptop drives - especially the 4800
RPM ones - are quite slow.

My take on PATA is that it's going to be around for a good long while yet,
and not only is it generally cheaper than SATA, the controllers have better
software support. This opinion, is, however, based on year old data, and a
sample size of two - my opteron machine's PATA controller is easily 40%
faster than it's SATA controller as it's SATA doesn't support queued
commands - and my laptop is WAY faster since I slammed the 7200 RPM drive
in.

On 4/3/07, Ken Restivo wrote:

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Mike Taht
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[LAU] PATA or SATA? Yonah or Merom?, Ken Restivo, (Wed Apr 4, 3:56 am)
Re: [LAU] PATA or SATA? Yonah or Merom?, Joel Roth, (Wed Apr 4, 6:34 am)
Re: [LAU] PATA or SATA? Yonah or Merom?, Ken Restivo, (Wed Apr 4, 4:59 pm)
Re: [LAU] PATA or SATA? Yonah or Merom?, Eric Dantan Rzewnicki, (Wed Apr 4, 5:34 pm)
Re: [LAU] PATA or SATA? Yonah or Merom?, Chris McCormick, (Thu Apr 5, 3:50 am)
Re: [LAU] PATA or SATA? Yonah or Merom?, Joel Roth, (Thu Apr 5, 5:53 am)
Re: [LAU] PATA or SATA? Yonah or Merom?, Pieter Palmers, (Wed Apr 4, 8:34 pm)
Re: [LAU] PATA or SATA? Yonah or Merom?, david, (Wed Apr 4, 7:32 pm)
Re: [LAU] PATA or SATA? Yonah or Merom?, Arnold Krille, (Wed Apr 4, 7:38 pm)
Re: [LAU] PATA or SATA? Yonah or Merom?, Eric Dantan Rzewnicki, (Wed Apr 4, 9:07 pm)
Re: [LAU] PATA or SATA? Yonah or Merom?, Mike Taht, (Wed Apr 4, 5:22 am)
[LAU] Re: PATA or SATA? Yonah or Merom?, Ismael Valladolid Torres, (Wed Apr 4, 8:06 am)