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pata, sata or sata 2 ?

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Hi,

A mates harddrive needs to be replaced due to bad sectors. His mobo is a asus a8n5x (http://www.asus.com.tw/products4.aspx?mode...;l2=15&l3=0). As you can see, it support sata but not sata 2. But the harddrive he have installed is a sata 2 (seagate st3250824as - http://www.seagate.com/support/disc/specs/...t3250824as.html). In your opinion what shall I install on his computer, a pata, sata or a sata 2. I don’t see why one would install a sata 2 drive, as sata only has a tranffer rate of 150 GB/sec (as far as I know) and sata 2 is 300 GB/sec. The only reason I can come up with is they are a lot easier to come by today. Does a sata 2 harddrive really work well when connected to a sata interface? He runs no raid, if someone wonder.

Cheers

Sigge

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Yes, an sata2 drive will work fine on an sata controller. In some cases, a jumper is provided to put the drive into sata mode, and if that's available, use it. There's no reason to get a pata drive, unless it's a lot cheaper. There will be no performance difference because of the interface choice. More about that here (where drives, regardless of interface, top out at about 85MB/s):

http://www.tomshardware.com/2007/03/05/und...ance/index.html

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