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Would a SATA drive improve performance?


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Right now I have a Western Digital 160 GB Ultra IDE 7200RPM.

I know SATA drives allow for a MUCH larger transfer of files, so in theory, transporting more files faster would mean better frames per second in gaming, right?
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yes it makes for faster gaming. NCQ is also great for that extra speed boost. If you are buying a new drive get the new samsung spinpoint its faster than a raptor at loading far cry by a full 10 seconds.
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10 seconds? Wow.

I'll look into it. Man, it's going to be a pain to reinstall/patch everything again...
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You can keep the old drive. Just transfer across.
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yes it makes for faster gaming. NCQ is also great for that extra speed boost. If you are buying a new drive get the new samsung spinpoint its faster than a raptor at loading far cry by a full 10 seconds.


Where did you READ that?
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The new custom pc lab test, the new samsung spinpoint p120.
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So, how would I go about transfering the data across?
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Cut and paste.
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I can connect a SATA and IDE together...?
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