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c3ham
03-04-05, 04:04 AM
Hi im looking to buy a new sata hard drive for my system but i have read that some people are having problems with maxtor sata drives and my motherboard A8N-SLI so i was wondering if anyone could recommend a sata drive that works well with asus A8N-SLI motherboards.

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$n][pErMan
03-04-05, 09:57 AM
I just built an SLi system for a customer that was decked out with 4 160gig SATA hard drives. I used seagate and would recommend seagate. :)

jAkUp
03-04-05, 02:01 PM
I would recommend Western Digital or Seagate :)

BrianG
03-04-05, 03:33 PM
Seagate has NCQ. The smallest WD drive with NCQ is 200GB for quite a bit more than the 160GB Seagate, IIRC.

|JuiceZ|
03-04-05, 03:49 PM
Seagate has NCQ. The smallest WD drive with NCQ is 200GB for quite a bit more than the 160GB Seagate, IIRC.

Yea I have the 160gig Seagate 7200.7 (last revision) that supports NCQ. Excellent drive, very quiet and fast.

c3ham
03-05-05, 06:55 AM
thanks guys think i will go with the seagate another wee question does NCQ made any diffrence??

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shaker718
03-05-05, 07:08 AM
thanks guys think i will go with the seagate another wee question does NCQ made any diffrence??

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only if your board supports it i believe

BrianG
03-05-05, 09:51 AM
thanks guys think i will go with the seagate another wee question does NCQ made any diffrence??

thank u
Depends on the review you read. Some found NCQ to be beneficial in instances where it is designed to speed up data access, with no penalty to straight throughput tests. Others saw NCQ and TCQ (Raptor's version of NCQ) incur a percantage point or two of statisical loss and additional CPU usage.

NCQ is part fo the SATAII standard. It isn't going anywhere and as drivers mature, we'll likely see an addtional performance boost. I would get the NCQ drives.

c3ham
03-05-05, 02:33 PM
ok thanks for the info mate :D

$n][pErMan
03-05-05, 03:30 PM
Just make sure you dont get maxtor... they are going out of business as far as hard drives are concerned (Unless the whole company is going under... cant recall).