I am soon to do a complete upgrade on my computer system except my monitor which is a 19" NOKIA 46XPro that I'm happy with.
My question, is it worth to switch to one of the new serial ATA HDD's now. I hear that the present transfer rates are not much faster than a parallel ATA drive, 150 Mb/sec for serial ATA and approx 133 Mb/sec for parallel. I've also been told that the SATA drives will eventually go to 300 Mb/sec, then to as high as 600 Mb/sec.
Does anyone know how this is going to evolve. What is the bottleneck now in terms of data transfer rates ? And I would assume that if i upgrade to a parallel ATA drive now that I wouldn't be able to switch to a SATA drive later on as the new motherboard wouldn't accept it.
Thanks in advance :)