Results 1 to 3 of 3

Thread: CF to SATA or IDE

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jul 2007

    CF to SATA or IDE

    what is going to work better. From addonics either one, is the SATA goign to be overkill?? Will i see a performance gain in the sata or will it just be an overkill. I am installing...

    CF Card (2GB):

    Win XP (nlited)
    Gps Program (only 150 MEgs)

    2.5" SATA HD

    I have 2 SATA ports on my Mobo, im wondering should i get the SATA to CF card or the IDE to CF card (IDE is cheaper so... if the sata has no performance gain then why pay more?)

  2. #2
    FLAC SFiorito's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2004
    It'll be overkill...The only advantage right now would be for the smaller cable.

    The CF standards group has started work on a new CF spec with native SATA interface (versus the current native IDE). So in a few years we'll have native SATA CF cards fast enough to make use of the bus speed. Right now even the new high end cards with UDMA support wouldn't benefit from the SATA interface.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    thanks i was pretty sure that was the answer as well!

Similar Threads

  1. convert ide to sata. Will it work for cd/dvd's?
    By churnopol in forum General Hardware Discussion
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 08-12-2005, 05:53 PM
  2. Replies: 16
    Last Post: 05-27-2005, 07:46 PM
  3. 2.5" harddrive + CF adapter on same IDE?
    By nadir_s in forum General Hardware Discussion
    Replies: 9
    Last Post: 05-11-2005, 02:31 PM
  4. SimpleTech 128M CF and CF to laptop IDE adapter
    By eugenen in forum Classified Archive
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 04-04-2005, 02:10 PM
  5. What IDE Setting in Bois For CF?
    By arise360 in forum General Hardware Discussion
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 12-28-2004, 06:59 PM


Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts