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Drive Interfaces

Discussion in 'PC hardware help' started by ConsoleX, Jan 4, 2005.

  1. ConsoleX

    ConsoleX Guest

    Does the drive interface effect the performance of a drive.

    Eg.Interface: Drive 1

    ATAPI Interface ATA/ATAPI-5
    IDE Data Transfer Mode PIO Mode 4,
    Multi Word DMA Mode 2,
    Ultra DMA Mode 4 (Ultra DMA 66)

    Interface: Drive 2

    IDE/ATAPI Ultra DMA 33 mode 2
    IDE Data Transfer Mode PIO Mode 4

    Which drive would be better?

  2. ddp

    ddp Moderator Staff Member

    Oct 15, 2004
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    drive 1 would be better because of Ultra DMA 66 is faster than Ultra DMA 33

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