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    Bandwith question?

    ok, my mobo is the Abit IC7 max 3... It has 4 satas (sil chip) on the PCI bus... Unfourtunitly, When I upgraded my bios I now cant use the intel sata on chip for my operating system... So my raided raptors are on the sil chip, I also have 2 seagates 160's on the Intel chip...

    I am out of storage space! I need about 200 gigs more at least for now... Do I get a pat drive since it wont hog up my bus bandwith? Or do I get another sata? If I get the sata it will have to go on the sil chip... which already has my raptors on it.. What do yous think?

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    • Thorsson's system
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    I think you should ditch the Raptors and get a pair of Seagate 200s, which are far superior to the 160s you currently have. But I know Raptor buyers are proud of their weeny platters, so I'll just shut up and go away... :/

    BTW with all that heat your system is pumping out I'm interested in what your cooling system is. It must be good.

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    Go for a SATA disc definitly. I'd get a 250Gb Hitachi 8Mb cache and 8.5ms average seek. Tought thoes Silicon Image Sata RAID chips only had 2 channells?

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    I know what you're going through atm Myth - I've a similar kind of problem and might have to ditch my SCSI RAID as I'm running out of space (in the case) and storage.

    For your situation I wouldn't worry too much about bandwidth, as you shouldn't be accessing all the drives at the same time, so either SATA or PATA would be fine, but if I was you I'd consider ditching the 160's for a couple of bigger drives, 250's?

    edit: Personally I'm trying to wait until 400GB drives get cheaper
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    Quote Originally Posted by Thorsson
    BTW with all that heat your system is pumping out I'm interested in what your cooling system is. It must be good.

    Actualy after instaling my ultra I had many problems, I got it working now but have my cpu at stock speeds till I work all the bugs out. My cooling is one rear 120mm fan at 5 volts, and a jet 4 on the cpu.


    Quote Originally Posted by zaphod
    Go for a SATA disc definitly. I'd get a 250Gb Hitachi 8Mb cache and 8.5ms average seek. Tought thoes Silicon Image Sata RAID chips only had 2 channells?
    That sil chip has 4 sata conectors on it and the intel has 2, I also have 1 pat open, 2 drives worth available...

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    Well, I just bought a 200 gig Seagate IDE for $67! They normaly cost $150! I just couldnt pass it up...

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