Editing: is better a HD with 8MB cache
On Sat, 25 Dec 2004 10:23:08 -0500, Thor
I'm not disagreeing with you hard drive speed can be important on hard drive intensive tasks. but on a modern computer with 512MB - 1GB (seems to be around the minimum these days) and a decent processor. A ATA-100 2mb cache drive replaced with a ATA-133 drive isn't going to make one bit of difference and as for ATA-66 (and 54000rpm) no one uses them (unless its some major ultra budget computer) so for an performance upgrade i would look elsewhere you only see real benefits when you move to a RAID or SCSII setup. as for large applications slowing the machine down you will find the BIGGEST thing that slows a hard drive down is the apps running in the background especially the AV software which usually checks the whole file system on startup so any new applications you wish to run are fighting with it. if i was wanting to increase the speed of my system I'd kill off all those programs that feel the need to attach themselves to my task bar and run in the background.
I'll finish of this post with wishing you a merry Christmas and please don't misunderstand this post as some sort of trolling effort I like reading your posts and feel that you are a very computer literate person however I think this is one we will have to agree to disagree on.
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