I am curious. I understand the speed, ease, price argument for SATA. I have not seen reliability compared, or what OS, CPU, and memory prerequisites there might be to support the transfer rates claimed by SATA.
I would also like to understand the expectation of using a disk for both reads and writes simultaneously. If my motherboard does not support SATA II, can I honestly expect to see 150MB per second transfer to my disk? I really miss IDE for reliability and multitasking. Is this just in my head?
Thanks for your question. It is an interesting point that you make. I have also heard that people find SATA more reliable then IDE, however I don’t think that this is a fact.
Considering that SATA is the standard for motherboards and hard drives, it seems unlikely that there would be a difference in reliability and multi-tasking. I have had no negative experiences with the SATA hard drives and transfer rates etc. but that doesn’t mean they don’t exist. Maybe some people could comment below and let us know what they think and their experience.
As far as prerequisites go, as far as I know, the only thing that you need is a SATA enabled motherboard with the appropriate slot and a SATA hard drive. After that the hard drive should perform with any Operating System.
Thanks for your question. Leave your possible thoughts below.