February 16th 06, 07:05 AM
I don't think you see the big picture.
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"Bill" > wrote in message
> VanShania wrote:
> >Daul core will speed up file copying if your copying multiple files.
> Actually it won't, because the drive can only read/write data at a
> specific rate which is determined solely by its physical design.
> While a bigger drive tends to be faster, it's not because of the type of
> interface or buffer size - areal density and rotational rate is where
> larger drives manage to produce higher throughput. Most drives today are
> much slower than the drive interface anyway.
> If you install a dual-core processor of the same speed in a system that
> supports both single and dual-core, and compare drive speed, you will
> find they both perform about the same. Burst rates will be a bit higher
> due to caching and faster response to changes, but sustained data
> throughput will be the same.
> >single core simply splits its power between tasks while with dual core,
> >have 2 cores to do multiple tasks.
> Multiple software tasks or threads inside the processor ONLY.
> The dual-core processor has nothing to do with anything outside the CPU.
> The memory, hard drive, video card, will all perform about the same. You
> might see slight performance boosts in programs that take advantage of
> the dual-core, like higher framerates in a game or faster number
> crunching in a big spreadsheet. But those are CPU-related tasks and the
> external data rates of all the other devices will remain basically the
> > And yes, Sata drives are faster than than
> >IDE drives. But you have to have your drives on seperate ports( not
> >master and slave drives) to get the fastest transfer rates, be it hard
> >drives or optical drives.
> Actually SATA and PATA (both are IDE) drives of the same physical design
> will perform at the same rates. The SATA interface is capable of faster
> data rates, but the read/write operations of the drive will be identical
> to PATA.
> The big advantages of SATA are more connections, easier RAID configs,
> and a faster interface for terabyte drives (when they arrive) that will
> be faster than current gigabyte drives. The fact that manufacturing
> costs are lower is also worthy of note.
> Remember that SATA is just another interface format. It is not a
> revolutionary design that makes drives faster.