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[ale] OT: serial ata worth it?

If you won't buy the drive soon then save your money.  The 
performance specs are great for SATA but unless your putting 
the money into getting the drive now, I'd expect to save 
alot later as the volume ramps up as time goes by.  In a 
year or two you might be paying $35 for the SATA controller. 
  Same would go for the drives.

John Wells wrote:
> For you hardware gurus out there...
> I'm in the market for an IDE controller card, an looking at either buying
> a Promise ATA 133 card for around $35, or one of these Promise SATA 150 /
> ATA 133 combo cards:
> http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/B000085BCN/qid=1073433416/sr=1-1/ref=sr_1_1_etk-electronics/103-7246567-3011026?v=glance&s=electronics&n=172282
> I don't have any serial ata drives and don't plan on buying one anytime
> soon, but I wonder if it might be worth the extra $$ to have this
> capability down the line.  Is the world really going towards SATA and are
> the performance benefits really that great?  I'd bet this card in
> particular will be obsolete by the time I get around to buying a new drive
> (at least a year out), so I'm trying to justify the purchase either way.
> Thanks for your input!
> John
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