If my motherboard only supports 1.5 SATA can I buy a 3.0 drive and it work at the slower speed?
Yes, it will. ATA and SATA are always (I believe) designed to be backward compatible.
Thanks, and thanks for help on my previous question. Your a pretty knowledgeable guy
Haha, I hardly consider myself to be "knowledgeable", especially considering the fact that I have to load my posts full of a**-coverage like "I believe" . I'm just pretty sure there were strict ATA guidelines that kept it backward compatible, so, I assume it's the same deal with the SATA interface.
You're more than welcome, adamwhiles.