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Sata & Sataii

By ug18
Jul 15, 2007
  1. I'm now using a sata harddisk on my motherboard.
    i'm not sure if now i were to buy a sataII harddisk,
    can it be used on my motherboard?

    what do i have to look out for?
     
  2. pdyckman@comcas

    pdyckman@comcas TS Rookie Posts: 527

    You need to look for the SATA transfer speed of your board. If it supports 3GB'sd/sec. then use SATA 2. Either SATA drive is plenty fast.
     
  3. ug18

    ug18 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 16

    So if it doesn't support 3GB/sec, can i still use SATA2 drive, so that it acts like a SATA drive?
     
  4. ug18

    ug18 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 16

    any advise...
    pls?
     
  5. mailpup

    mailpup TS Special Forces Posts: 6,980   +362

    Yes, it is backwards compatible so the new SATA drive will work but at the slower speed of the SATA 1 drive.
     
  6. ug18

    ug18 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 16

    thanks! off to buy new hd!
    haha! :p
     
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