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SATA2 on SATA

By Doctor_hv
Dec 20, 2007
  1. I would like to buy a new HDD, but I plan to leave it when I upgrade the rest of the PC.
    I'm thinking of Samsung SpinPoint T166 HD501LJ and I have ASUS P4xv8-x motherboard that supports SATA, so will this disk work?
     
  2. JMMD

    JMMD TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 854

    SATA II is backward compatible with SATA.
     
  3. Fragrant Coit

    Fragrant Coit TS Guru Posts: 363

    Sometimes you will have to jumper the HDD to operate as a SATA1 {150mbs} as opposed to SATA2 {300mbs}.

    You only need do this if the BIOS doesn't recognise the drive.

    I've found this only occurs on older SATA controllers, particularly SiS and Via chipsetted boards.
     
  4. Doctor_hv

    Doctor_hv TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 31

    I think that I have VIA chipset, but I'll see will it work when I get the drive, I 'ordered' it already ;) (if my friend manages to buy it before he comes from Germany, because you cannot find it anywhere in Bosnia) :(

    anyhow, what's your opinion on this disk, it seems to be good according to the reviews I've read. Hope it will be worth 90-100EUR.
     
  5. Fragrant Coit

    Fragrant Coit TS Guru Posts: 363

  6. Doctor_hv

    Doctor_hv TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 31

    thanks a lot, and I really hope that I wont have this problem.
     
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