getting a new hard drive ATA-100 or ATA-150 ?

  Bansaw 10:41 08 Jun 2006
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I'm getting a new hard drive to replace my slow 5200 rpm drive.
I am convinced its slowing the whole system up.

I am thinking of getting a 7200 rpm drive and wondering if my motherboard is compatible with it?

Here's two drives I found:
HP 80GB SATA 7200RPM ATA-150 £69
or
SEAGATE 160GB 7200RPM 8Mb ATA-100 £45

Is it really worth spending more money to get the ATA-150 ?

Any comments would be appreciated.






my spec:
Motherboard:
CPU Type AMD Athlon XP-A, 1913 MHz (5.75 x 333)
Motherboard Name : Gigabyte GA-7N400E-L (5 PCI, 1 AGP, 4 DIMM, Audio, LAN)
Motherboard Chipset: nVIDIA nForce2 400
System Memory : 1024 MB (DDR SDRAM)
BIOS Type : Award Modular (08/02/04)
Front Side Bus Properties:
Bus Type DEC Alpha EV6
Bus Width 64-bit
Real Clock 166 MHz (DDR)
Effective Clock 333 MHz
Bandwidth 2662 MB/s

Chipset Bus Properties:
Bus Type HyperTransport v1.0
Bus Width 8-bit

Motherboard Physical Info:
CPU Sockets/Slots 1
Expansion Slots 5 PCI, 1 AGP
RAM Slots 4 DIMM
Integrated Devices Audio, LAN
Form Factor ATX
Motherboard Size 240 mm x 300 mm
Motherboard Chipset nForce2-400
Extra Features EasyTune 4



BIOS Properties:
Vendor Award Software International, Inc.
Version F4
Release Date 08/02/2004
Size 256 KB
Boot Devices Floppy Disk, Hard Disk, CD-ROM, ATAPI ZIP, LS-120
Capabilities Flash BIOS, Shadow BIOS, Selectable Boot, EDD
Supported Standards DMI, APM, ACPI, PnP
Expansion Capabilities PCI, AGP, USB

  Bansaw 11:15 08 Jun 2006

moved post to the Consumerwatch forum.

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