ATA/33 vs. ATA/133 vs. Serial ATA

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by blue&whiteman, Dec 13, 2003.

  1. blue&whiteman macrumors 65816

    blue&whiteman

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    about the last thing left on my mac that can be upgraded is my ata 33 bus. what do all of you think would be the way to go? if I went with an ata 133 card I already have an ata 100 drive to connect to it. if I went with serial ata I would also have to buy a serial ata hd. thoughts?
     
  2. G5orbust macrumors 65816

    G5orbust

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    the ATA/133 card with the ATA/100 hard drive. SATA isnt worth putting into your B&W G4 because it wont give you any more performance than an ATA/100 hard drive with an ATA/133 card.
     
  3. blue&whiteman thread starter macrumors 65816

    blue&whiteman

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    thanks a lot for the advice. any other advice from the other members would be appreciated. :)
     
  4. LethalWolfe macrumors G3

    LethalWolfe

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    G5orbust pretty much hit the nail on the head.


    Lethal
     
  5. Sun Baked macrumors G5

    Sun Baked

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    Re: any other advice from the other members would be appreciated. :)

    If you decide to follow people's advice and buy a "hot stock" -- exit relatively quick with a reasonable profit.

    Because you haven't made ANY money until the stock is sold.

    The only reason I say sell quick is: today's "hot stock" is tomorrow's "smoking turd."

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    As far as the drives go -- buy the least expensive drives now (ATA), and wait until the SATA drives get faster and less expensive.

    That, and they still really haven't made FW400/800 SATA drive enclosures as plentiful as the ATA drive boxes yet.
     

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