First post, by brian105
I'm slowly upgrading the parts of my Presario 5284, and the Bigfoot drive is just... *eugh*. Needs to be replaced for something faster. I was thinking of grabbing some cheapo 16GB or 32GB SSD from eBay, but since most are SATA, I need to figure out how to connect it. I looked into 2 choices: an adapter for SATA to IDE, or a standard PCI SATA controller, and neither seem bad.
However, I can't find a cheap SATA to IDE adapter which doesn't cost more than the SSD itself or come from China with 12 year shipping.
SATA controllers are cheaper, but I'm not sure of the performance implications; will it be slower than just using an adapter? Will it affect the performance of other PCI-connected devices since PCI is a shared bus?
For reference, the PCI stuff connected currently is the GPU (GeForce4 MX 440SE), the onboard USB 1.1 ports on some sort of riser, and (possibly) the integrated 10 mbit DEC Ethernet.
OS that will be used is 98SE/DOS if drivers could be a concern.
Thanks for any advice.
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Presario 5284: K6-2 450AHX, 96MB PC100, GeForce4 MX 440 SE PCI, Quantum Bigfoot TS 19.2GB (lol), MVP3
Presario 2100: MediaGX 133, 24MB EDO, Quantum Bigfoot 2GB (l o l)