Subject: RE: High Point HTP370 IDE Help
To: The Hursts <email@example.com>
From: Kazushi (Jam) Marukawa <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 10/01/2000 16:22:04
On Oct 1, 13:06, "The Hursts" wrote:
> Subject: RE: High Point HTP370 IDE Help
> I don't suppose any one knows if ATA/100 support is imminent, or if
> when it comes available if I use the ATA/100 disks as ATA/66 disks
> if I will have to do anything other than update the driver?
> I vaguely remember something about if I used ATA/33 drives as ATA/66
> drives to switch to ATA/66 I would have to backup, reformat and
> re-install. Is this the case?
No. We never need to backup and format when we switch an
ATA/66 drive from ATA/33 channel to ATA/66 channel, I think.
Because I never did. :-)
On the other hand, the ATA/100 has one minor problem we
haven't experienced under ATA/66. We need two ATA/100
drives to use single ATA/100 with two drives. In other
words, if we connect an ATA/100 drive and an ATA/66 drive to
ATA/100 channel, both works as ATA/66. What we can use as
ATA/100 is single ATA/100 drive or a set of two ATA/100
Moreover, I experienced ATA/100 benefits under Windows 98.
So, I appreciate if we can support it. Actually, transfer
speed to/from two DTLA array is boosted when I started using
FastTrak 100 instead of FastTrak 66. This is a real
benefit. On the other hand, I experienced the combination
of FastTrak 66 and Maxtor Max60 is slow than the other
combination of Apollo 133A and Max60. When I installed
FastTrak 100 and updated Max60 to support ATA/100, it become
faster than the other. This is not a real benefit from
ATA/100, but it is still good for me. ;-)