What is the model#/manufacturer of the drive you have currently?? What I am thinking is that if you have an old ATA66/33 5400RPM drive, then cloning your current drive to a new/faster drive would definitely speed up your system. I have taken old Compaqs with old Maxtor/Quantum/Western Digital 13GB or smaller drives and cloned them to new WD 40GB ATA100 7200RPM drives and made significant speed improvements before. The ATA speed is not going to make the difference, it will be the RPM speed, because more that likely if you have an old ATA66/33 drive now, the controller that it is on will MOST LIKELY be the same.
Post back with the model # and manufacturer of your current drive and some more system specs such as memory, CPU, mainbaord.
Hope this helps :bigsmile: