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    ATA-66 VS. ATA-100

    Hi, what is more fast a hard drive ATA66 7200 rpm or ATA100 5400 rpm?
    What is the best option?
    The differences of this two types of hard drive.
    Thanks.

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    im not going to even bother answering this one, you already know so you just want to get some post hit for this silly argument.
    ATA33 vs ATA100, now that would be a big difference. but ata66 vs 100??? no comment.


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    Go for the 7200 rpm.

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    I agree with outside looking in.

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    AlwayEnoughTRAM, that is uncalled for, it is a valid question.

    U2k: Yeah, I'd go for a 7200 if you want speed, there is not a real difference in speed between UDMA 66 and 100 drives.

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    I, also would go for a 7200 drive. However, note that some 7200 drives are not faster than 5200 drives, platter recording density has as much influence on the speed of an hard-drive as it's rotational speed.

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    Ultra ATA100 and UDMA66 refer to the max bandwidth capable on the channel. Currently their is no Hard Drive that can sustain transfer rates much greater than 40 meg per second even at the outside of the platters. So, in accessing a single drive there is no benefit with ATA100 over UDMA66(at least today). One could even argue that UDMA33 is still able to provide the necessary performance. I'm still on UDMA33 with a(at the time top of the line IDE drive) 7200 IBM drive that benches very well. Certainly better than the 5400 rpm drives that are out there.

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    Right now the fastest line of IDE drives out there are the IBM 75GXP series. They are also inexpencive, durable, and quiet. I have had nothing but success with these drives, and they are even ATA-100.

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    like I say im not going to even argue with this. oh my head hurts. sorry.
    Originally posted by Luds:
    Ultra ATA100 and UDMA66 refer to the max bandwidth capable on the channel. Currently their is no Hard Drive that can sustain transfer rates much greater than 40 meg per second even at the outside of the platters. So, in accessing a single drive there is no benefit with ATA100 over UDMA66(at least today). One could even argue that UDMA33 is still able to provide the necessary performance. I'm still on UDMA33 with a(at the time top of the line IDE drive) 7200 IBM drive that benches very well. Certainly better than the 5400 rpm drives that are out there.


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