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    Motherboard ATA 133, Hardrive UDMA100 UIDE?

    Hi, just wondering if my motherboard which i want to purchase says it is ATA133 and my hardrive says UDMA100 UIDE will they work together? Or will a hardrive which claims to be ATA100 will that work? Or would i have to get a specific ATA133 drive like this one in order for them to be compatable?
    http://www.ebuyer.com/customer/produ...duct_uid=40971
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    They will work with each other just fine.The IDE port supports up to 133 max transfer rate but is backward compatible for slower drives.

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    So would it be bettere if i got one like the link above rather than a ATA 100, would i see an increase of speed? Thanks, John

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    If you had a good fast UDMA100 hard disk with 8MB cache, say, overall it'd probably beat an average UDMA133 drive with 2MB cache. The 100 versus 133 thing is just the maximum burst transfer data rate that the drive/controller will support; that's no guarantee that you'll actually see that speed. Maxtor drives are very good, I use them myself for preference, but your existing drive may actually be a better performer overall. Do you know what drive you already have? Unless your existing drive is really poor, then the money might be better spent elsewhere in your rig.
    Last edited by nichomach; 20-09-2004 at 11:09 PM.

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    I'm going to use it in a completely new build so i was just wandering, thanks anyways.

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    • nichomach's system
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    In that case, spend a tenner more, get the 80GB version of the Maxtor DM +9 - not for the capacity, but for the 8MB cache as opposed to the 2MB on the 40GB drive you linked to above. THAT'LL affect performance. As per Ebuyer
    Last edited by nichomach; 20-09-2004 at 11:34 PM.

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    Make sure you use an 80-pin IDE cable, for ATA-100/133 drives.
    To err is human. To really foul things up ... you need a computer.

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    If the hardrive is OEM does that mean there will be no instructions or any cables?

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    Very likely indeed. Or you will just get one extra item like, 4 screws (that won't fit), a single page instruction leaflet (for an IKEA flat pack novelty table), or an IDE cable (with no slave plug that's been partially nibbled through by a small rodent).

    I'm not knocking OEM though, the actual drive should be fault free, just dont expect any extras.
    To err is human. To really foul things up ... you need a computer.

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    The case i have for the board, I'm not sure if it is ATX. Are there anythings i can look for to tell whether it is ATX? John

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    Yep, it should tell you inside the case, pressed into the metal somewhere, where the motherboard sits. If it dosn't their should be a letter, tell us what the letter is and I can tell you what type of case it is. If there is no letter, it's almost certainly an ATX - if it's not a shuttle case or somthing.
    To err is human. To really foul things up ... you need a computer.

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    If any of you were going to get the bits for your new computer online,what shop would you get them from. For the moment i have only looked at ebuyer but are there any more cheaper, realiable ones?Thanks,John

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    aria.co.uk
    overclock.co.uk
    To err is human. To really foul things up ... you need a computer.

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    www.komplett.co.uk
    www.scan.co.uk (<---check the todayonly page too).

    There's also a list of suppliers in the Bargain Hunt forum.

    Ebuyer are pretty good though, if you don't mind waiting a while for delivery.

    Rich :¬)

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