What's largest IDE hard drive?

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#1

What’s the largest IDE hard drive, and who makes the best one if more than one maker? The largest I’ve found is a Seagate 750GB at NewEgg, but it’s not rated well in customer reviews.


#2

The 1TB drive is the largest, all the major manufac. make them now. There’s a sale at zipzoomfly.com for like $140 shipped for the seagate version.


#3

Only I dont think its an IDE, its an SATA drive. :cool:


#4

Here is a sata card Linky


#5

Total Micro Technologies is the only one that makes a 1TB IDE Hard drive.

:cool::cool:


#6

[QUOTE=platinumsword;2120440]Total Micro Technologies is the only one that makes a 1TB IDE Hard drive.

:cool::cool:[/QUOTE]

That cool to know but for Sata - Seagate does make a 1TB drive…Do you have a link to Total Micro Tech??? I like to check that out…Just searched for their site and they lack any mention of the 1TB IDE drive?? They make external HDD drives only but no 1TB drive IDE internal listing???


#7

The eric93se link in post #4 is to SATA card with PCI Express interface, and the Dell Dimension 4550 that it’s needed for has only PCI with no PCI Express. Are there any special drivers that would be needed for the Dell Dimension 4550 for SATA card if I can find one with PCI interface?


#8

Ahh, good catch. Well there is only one card that I see that is sata II, and is regular PCI. Zipzoomfly and Newegg


#9

The Seagate 750Gb will do fine, its not a performance monster by any means but its a decent drive for §ATA. Just remember that all drives fail eventually, its just a matter of time. =)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822148133
//Danne


#10

I decided to go with PCI SATA adapter at http://www.pcconnection.com/IPA/Shop/Product/Detail.htm?sku=5544402 with free shipping which has 2 SATA channels in case I want to add a second SATA drive. This site also had 1TB Seagate SATA drive for $140 compared to $150 a zipzoomfly who showed out of stock. Even after adding PCI SATA adapter plus SATA power cable and SATA signal cable, total is only $40 more than the 750GB IDE drive from NewEgg. I also gained SATA speed advantages plus now being upgraded to SATA use, and IDE will likely at some point become unavailable.


#11

Weather or not they still make them or not I do not know.

Model numbers for them are as follows

1000HDGI3I-TM - This is IDE

1000HDGI3S-TM - This is the SATA

:cool::cool:


#12

[QUOTE=bevills1;2120745]I decided to go with PCI SATA adapter at http://www.pcconnection.com/IPA/Shop/Product/Detail.htm?sku=5544402 with free shipping which has 2 SATA channels in case I want to add a second SATA drive. This site also had 1TB Seagate SATA drive for $140 compared to $150 a zipzoomfly who showed out of stock. Even after adding PCI SATA adapter plus SATA power cable and SATA signal cable, total is only $40 more than the 750GB IDE drive from NewEgg. I also gained SATA speed advantages plus now being upgraded to SATA use, and IDE will likely at some point become unavailable.[/QUOTE]

I suggested that other adapter card because it was SATA II rated and regular PCI, the speed difference isn’t huge or anything, but newegg had plenty of less expensive SATA I adapter cards that were PCI.


#13

At least he is going with the more efficient choice.

:cool::cool:


#14

Ick, SiL3112… have fun with your silent data corruptions.
//Danne


#15

I heard that silicon image has released a program that makes some modifications to your BIOS and fixes this problem without any performance degradation, although I heard that it’s not a very easy procedure.

:cool::cool:


#16

What is meant by “Ick, SiL3112… have fun with your silent data corruptions?” Also I wonder whether I can install WinXP and boot to the SATA drive, or will SATA be added to BIOS after SATA adapter is installed; or do still have to boot to PATA drive and just use SATA drive for storage?


#17

SiL3112 chipset is known to have horrendous hardware bugs and data corruption.
//Danne


#18

[QUOTE=eric93se;2120605]Ahh, good catch. Well there is only one card that I see that is sata II, and is regular PCI. Zipzoomfly and Newegg[/QUOTE]

That card looks to be SATA 1 to me

Vantec UGT-ST300 SATA/SATA II-[B]150 [/B]PCI Host Card
Interface PCI
Port Speed [B]150MB/s [/B]

Specs from newegg
Type SATA
External Ports 1 x [B]SATA 150 [/B]
Internal Connectors 1 x [B]SATA 150 [/B]
Interface PCI
Transfer Rate Up to 1500Mbps (150MB/s)


#19

According to http://club.cdfreaks.com/f43/need-recomendation-sata-card-755sa-214312/ there seems to be no problems with SiL3112 chipset, and posts in 2 other forums have seen no data corruption with any Silicon Image chipset. Does anyone have any specific info or links to info about such problems?


#20

According to http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/searchtools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=1111748&csid=ITD&body=REVIEWS the CP Technologies adapter I chose has the Silicon Image 3122A, not the Silicon Image 3112 chipset. Also post #4 at http://forums.overclockers.com.au/showthread.php?t=238332 states the Silicon Image 3122A chipset is quite a good controller.