Sata II drive to sata I port?

By cigarman
Feb 11, 2009
  1. Can I hook up a sata II drive to a sata I port or will this not work?
  2. rev_olie

    rev_olie TS Maniac Posts: 560

    Yes this will work but you will just get SATA I speeds and not SATA II speed. But thats not big problem
  3. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 10,714   +397

    To expand on rev's post...
    Its not like he's really going to be limited by the 150MB/sec SATA I is supposed to be able to handle. The drive itself is likely well below that max. So the speed advantage of SATA II doesn't even come into question.
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