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[ale] OT: serial ata worth it?

Wait for it, the SATA standard has yet to stabalize, the controller
chips are still considered not up to standard. And if you dont plan on
having a SATA drive for a while, its not worth the extra money for
hardware that may not be useful when you do.(next gen SATA will
supposedly be including scsi ?SSCSI? and will be cross compatable).

dragon at atlantacon.org

On Tue, 2004-01-06 at 19:02, 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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