Is a SATA hard drive better than a SCSI hard drive?

by on July 28, 2010

Q: I have a custom built Windows 7 64 bit SCSI system with a bad hard drive which is presently in the hands of the Geek Squad in Daytona Beach. If I replace my failing SCSI hard drive with an SATA hard drive, will my other components such as the added video card still work properly? This is my 10 year old grandsons gaming computer and I was wondering if the SATA hard drive would cause the system to hesitate or run slower than it does with the SCSI hard drive?


One Response to “Is a SATA hard drive better than a SCSI hard drive?”
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    Performance wise one isn’t necessarily better than the other. It’s very dependent on the drive model.

    For simplicity, and not knowing the detailed configuration of this specific computer, I’d suggest replacing it with another SCSI drive.

    To understand the performance differences between different hard drives check out http://www.harddrivebenchmark.net/ which has detailed performance benchmarks for many models of hard drive.