It doesn't say anything about 10000RPM. If they don't release 10000RPM IDE Hard drives, then they should at least increase the hardware cache to 4 or even 8MB. That would help it maintain the 133MB/s burst rate for larger sized files. Most executables are within the 4-8MB range so lauching apps and loading games will be a lot faster with an 8MB cache.
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Its just my speculation that ATA-133 RAID will probably hit the market sometime in 2002. Since the ATA-133 technology is still being refined I would wait if you really need the bandwidth, or don't wait and go SCSI . Anyway, here is a <A HREF="http://www.maxtor.com/products/fastdrive/whitepaper.htm" target="_new">white paper</A> on the ATA-133 technology if you care to know more detailed information.
From what I hear, a 10,000 rpm IDE HDD is in the works. However, no promises on which manufacturer will release the first, but when they do, most likely it will be ATA-133. A little info on <A HREF="http://www.makeitsimple.com/articles/hdguide/" target="_new">Rotation Per Minute</A> with hope of a 10,000 rpm IDE HDD.
I really don't know much about ATA-133 to convince anyone of whether it is benefical or not. Thanks for the comment though. The reason I like SCSI is for its easy connectivity, multitasking, and overall performance.
I know The ATA-100 is a sweet deal, but I am just very comfortable with SCSI, since I have 4 systems networked in my home (7 HDD) all SCSI.
Very easy to add-on new devices without configuration, Has its own BIOS, and Bus Mastering DMA, so less work for the CPU. Therfore, data transfer and multitasking works smooth, especially with Win2k.
At first look SCSI does seems complex, but its not really. I do agree that SCSI isn't cheap, but I have gotten my worth out of these with few problems and much pleasure.
i suppose with SCSI the initial outlay and learning curve are the main sticking points.
also over time some of the advantages of scsi have been watered down to a certain extent. scsi used to have the ultra fast & ultra high capacity drives. while they still are the speed crowns with 10k & 15k drives capacity wise they are behind IDE now.
'IDE really has taken big jumps, 4500rpm to 5400 to 7200 and hopefully soon to 10k. more reliability much reduced noise & heat.
as for ata-133... did anyone really see any real world difference when they moved from ata66?
i bet the difference was minimal. much a law of diminishing returns.
10K rpm drives will do much more for performance of IDE than ata133 will ever do. back to basics really. whats the slowest thing about a drive? seek times and sustained data rates. how do u improve that? spin faster, have higher density platters and more cache.
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Your points well taken. I agree that IDE has made remarkable strides in performance, as well as reduced heat and noise, but for now SCSI has become a big part of my life since I have so many of them. Once the 10,000 rpm ATA HDD's hit the market I may become a convert .
Do you guys think we'll hear anything conclusive about 10K RPM IDE hDD's within a month? However, one must realize that their price will be substancially higher, as larger cache and RPM means that they will cost nearly as much as SCSI
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