Mobo/hdd compatibility Question

By korrupt
Sep 1, 2006
  1. Rik

    Rik Banned Posts: 3,814

    Sata run at 150mbps, sata2 run at 300mbps, sata2 hdd's should be backwards compatible. I have a friend using 4 sata2's on his system with a raid card and mobo that are both sata1 with no problems.
  2. korrupt

    korrupt TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 716

    Thanks for your reply. Does this mean that my sata II will only run at SATA I speeds?


  3. Rik

    Rik Banned Posts: 3,814

    Yup, thats the case. They will run at 150mbps. And they should be fine if you were to upgrade to sataII at a later date.
  4. korrupt

    korrupt TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 716

    Will I notice the difference?

    Else I will perhaps spend another $70 on a better mobo.

    What I dont understand is that on the link it sais 4x3.0mbps slots....


  5. Rik

    Rik Banned Posts: 3,814

    Sata is half the speed of sataII so there is a fair difference. But if you have been using ata up 'till now then even sata is a bit quicker.
  6. wolfram

    wolfram TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,967   +9

    There isn't any real difference between the two. I've used in the past my SATAII HDD with a SATAI mobo. It was real quick.

    And today I have a SATAII mobo, and performs EXACTLY the same. No differences at all. :)
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