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    how much faster would this drive be?

    Hi,

    Will i be able to see a major difference??
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    160GB Maxtor Sata 8mb cache Model No 6L160MO
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    old drive
    120Gb Seagate IDE 8mb

    Thanks chaps

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    To the naked eye - probably no noticeable difference....if you decided to install XP to the new SATA drive, then boot time may reduce slightly.

    In summary, benchmarking software would detect a slight speed boost, you probably wouldn't.

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    When I went from IDE to SATA I didn't realy notice and major improvement, some but nothing huge.

    If you want the new drive as you need extra storage then I would move the os over to the SATA drive.

    I always find a brand new drive "seems" faster than an old one anyway, I sure newer drive have faster transfer speeds etc
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    Yea as above really, you wont really notice a difference
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    Is it worth the hassle?

    Probably not...

    I think i'll just keep this drive for storage and buy a new drive later on in the year. Maybe a raptor?

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    the fact that its serial doesnt mean anything, it just depends on how old the seagate actually is

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    You won't see any 'Real world' difference.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mark19632
    ... I always find a brand new drive "seems" faster than an old one anyway ...
    I think the same, but thinking about it a bit more - I normally re-install what ever version of windows I'm currently up to ... wonder what has given "the speed up" to the system

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