Hi. My questions here are about HDD type and also how to best transfer video from my "Capture PC" to my "Main PC." Here are some quick specs of my PCs to provide some background before my question!
Windows XP Home 32bit
ATI AIW 9000 (AGP)
512 MB DDR RAM
Mobo with only IDE connectors (ATA 133/100/66/33)
PSU with IDE/SATA power connectors
80 GB 7200 PATA HDD
Open PCI slot
External USB 2.0 and FireWire ports
Specs of my "Main PC"
(assume my hardware is up to date and adequate for video work):
Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
External USB 2.0, FireWire and eSATA ports
My “capture computer” has Windows XP Home (32bit) installed on an 80GB 7200 PATA drive. I’d like for the second drive, the “capture drive” to be a large SATA drive. While my new PSU will have support both SATA and PATA connections, my motherboard only has IDE connectors. So I did some research and wanted your guys’ opinion on what my solution to this problem should be. Keep in mind that I’m also going to have to transfer the video footage from my “capture PC” to my “main PC.” Here are some options as I understand them.
Please correct/suggest as you see fit:
-I could just get a new PATA HDD
to use as my “capture drive.” I’d really prefer that any new component I buy be the newer standard rather than the older (for a few different reasons). But if this is the best option, I’ll of course consider it! Would I then use my Vantec “IDE/SATA to USB adapter” to attach the new PATA drive to my “main pc” via USB 2.0 (the device also lets me connect the PATA drive internally).
-I could get an adapter
that allows a SATA drive to be utilized internally as a PATA drive. I would only get PATA speeds though, right? To transfer to my “main PC,” would I then just dock the SATA drive in my Thermaltake BlacX HDD dock transfer the footage via eSATA?
-I could get a PCI SATA card
that provides internal (and eSATA too) functionality even if my motherboard has no SATA connectors, is this correct? Could I then get full SATA speeds, or would they still be limited?
Unfortunately this is only the BEGINNING of my questions, there will many more to follow
I have a list of questions in different categories (all having to do with Video capture though) and I'm not quite sure where to post each set?!
Thanks in advance for your help!