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Seagate Barracuda ATA V, Serial ATA Version

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I definitely like the low noise level of there drives but they are just too slow for me to consider buying one. I'm inclined to go for the IBM 180GXP/120GB, but would like to see how the new 7200.7 performs before I decide. I haven't been able to find out when these drives will be available - does anyone have this information?

- Thanks, Peter

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The promise card that was used in the test, is it using pata to sata converter technology? I checked the promise site and didn't find the answer.

If not, I wonder how the drive would perform without the added overhead. Guess I'll find out next month when mine arrive.

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I've seen nothing regarding availablity. The first marketing info went online this past week. So if we take the lessons learned from the V-sata's, then 3-6 months. :roll:

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What's a poor performance for SATA Drive! As much as I'd like to get my hand on the new SATA Drive, I'll just gonna stick with WD2000JBs/WD1800JBs and IBM 180GB 180GXPs (185GB/8MB) for now :roll:

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Please DO confront the drive with a same-capacity drive for final conclusions.

The drive runs decently and its winning card is its awesome noise-emission levels.

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wow.. this drive appears to be really bad. I am glad that i do not need a new HDD now.. but in 2-3 months i was a SATA drive.. hopefully the companies get off their buttocks!

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Silly question:

I know that with a SATA - PATA adaptor you can use a PATA drive on a SATA interface, but how about the other way around? Can you put the adaptor on the MB PATA connector and use a SATA drive that way?

==>Lazn

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kasi, I found the device you were trying to link to. Very cool. But it looks like it needs to be specifically built for that purpose.. meaning more $$ than just reversing the standard adaptors.

==>Lazn

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kasi, I found the device you were trying to link to. Very cool. But it looks like it needs to be specifically built for that purpose.. meaning more $$ than just reversing the standard adaptors.

==>Lazn

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