I am thinking of fitting another HDD as a slave to do all my Video editing on.The mother board supports ATA -133 is Ultra ATA 133 the same or at least compatiable. I am running Windows XP the Main HDD is 60Gb, the slave would be 80 or possibly 160Gb. The spindle speed of the main is 5400 amd the new slave 7200rpm I presume that is unimportant. Advice appreciated. Regards David (dfb)
If you're video editing it's best to have both at 7200 or else you'll run at lower speed hd when transfering data between the 2. Ideally you'll have the main prog on system hd and do editing etc on slave.
Thanks Michelle C, When you say main program on system hd,do you mean the editing prog (pinnacle studio 10). I was going to put it on the slave as well as stuff to be edited, not a good idea? Have you done much editing ? I must say I have had a lot of trouble installing Studio 10 and am not too impressed so far. Thanks again Regards David
After spending a lot of time Googling I think I have mastered the fact that there are several names for these interfaces ie Ultra ATA 133 the ultra was added because it is faster than ATA/100. As for Serial ATA or SATA or...just don't go there. Whist on the subject I can't have a slave on SATA and the main on PATA (UATA/133) can I?
I would get a 160 7200 speed drive and transfer everything over from the old drive and use the new faster drive as the main drive. If you get a retail boxed drive it will come with software to do this. I can recommend seagate drives and software. I would just stick with pata drives for now.
Thanks everybody. Madboy33, yes it does SATA/150, I've got the cable but would need an adaptor connector for the power. I believe some drives have this supplied. There is good sense junking the old HDD and transfering everythihg over. I will contenplate that for the future! Thanks again