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    Hard Disk speed

    I have two 20gb Seagate 5400rpm ATA100 hard disks, a CD-Rom and CD-RW Drive. I was running out of hard disk space so installed another 100ATA IDE Controller on a PCI Card and plugged a new Seagate 40gb 5400rpm 100ATA disk drive into it. Everything works fine except that whereas I used backup data from one 20gb disk to the other using Ghostpe at about 300mb per minute the transfer rate from the 20gb disks to the new disk is only about 150mb per minute. This is not something to do with Ghostpe because I noticed other transfers to the new 40gb disk were slow and it was slower than normal when formatting it. Is this something to do with the PCI IDE Controller Card? Is it normal or can I do something about it?

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    Re: Hard Disk speed

    Roger I don't believe you can do anything about it with your current config. PCI is slower than ATA100 assuming your motherboard is ATA100 compliant. My suggestion which is a bit late now would be to go SCSI, if you want to add further disks and maintain speed.

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    Re: Hard Disk speed

    Good thought Eileen, I hadn't come across these. However I couldn't access your link as the password had expired. Heres a link to Iomegas site though - <A target="_blank" HREF=http://iomega.com/peerless/index.html>http://iomega.com/peerless/index.html</A> <img src=/S/groovin.gif border=0 alt=groovin width=21 height=21>

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    Re: Hard Disk speed

    I *hope* they're as fast as they all say because I've just ordered one. <img src=/S/grin.gif border=0 alt=grin width=15 height=15>

    I'll go fix that link...
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    Re: Hard Disk speed

    What about the <A target="_blank" HREF=http://iomega.com/peerless/index.html>Iomega Peerless - Firewire</A> version?
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    Re: Hard Disk speed

    Eileen I - and I'm sure others - will be very interested to hear how good it is once you get the new toy. Can you let us know once you've tried it??? Not that I can afford one anyway but it's an option I can consider when discussing storage options with clients.

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    Re: Hard Disk speed

    Will do. Fingers crossed that it doesn't end up with the Zip and the Jazz - gathering dust at the back of the shelf...
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    Re: Hard Disk speed

    You should like it a lot. Fast and pretty.

    However, I am bit surprised that you went that way. Didn't think you left your computer for long enough to justify the cost of a *very* portable solution.

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    Re: Hard Disk speed

    A friend purchased the USB version with two 20GB cartridges. He has a firewire base on order.

    He travels frequently with *large* data access requirements. One cartridge is now regulary synched with his desktop/network and used on the road.

    This eliminates most of his need to use VFP/RAS and is much faster on the road. The firewire base will be used with his new notebook. The USB base will continue to be used with his desktop and other systems.

    The second cartridge along with a bootable CD is his emergency recovery and backup cartridge.


    Expensive, but, easily justified (in his case).

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    Re: Hard Disk speed

    Shhhhhhhh! Don't tell my husband that. <img src=/S/evilgrin.gif border=0 alt=evilgrin width=15 height=15>
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    Re: Hard Disk speed

    What is his email address so I can not tell him <img src=/S/evilgrin.gif border=0 alt=evilgrin width=15 height=15>.

    Now running HP Pavilion a6528p, with Win7 64 Bit OS.

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    Re: Hard Disk speed

    <img src=/S/warts.gif border=0 alt=warts width=59 height=24>
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