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SATA vs SATA II ?


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Ketum

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I have a dilemna, it seems that SATA hard disk are now more epensive than actual SATA hard disk at the store close to me...

I have a ASUS motherboard (P5S-800VM) who is SATA complient. I was wondering what would happen if I tried to plug-in a new SATA II hard drive. Do it worth trying ? does it worth buying a SATA II controller card otherwise ?
Do I shuld stick to the SATA I drives ?

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hmm, i doubt that you will notice too much difference between SATAII and SATA, probably like a 3 second improvement when loading games or something. But i would stick with SATA
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The difference between S-ATA I and S-ATA II is 150MHz speed. The S-ATA I hard drive can transfer files and data up to 150MHz and the S-ATA II can transfer up to 300MHz. Basically its twice as fast transferring data. But if you have two hard drives with the same RPM (revolutions per minute, basically the amount of times the disks spin in a minute) you may not notice much difference at all. You may as well stick with the S-ATA I as for a home user you will not notice much difference.
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On topic question. My receipt from CyberPower says that I have a Sata-II hard drive connected. If I buy a Sata-I, will it work? I had a develish hard time finding a Sata-II.
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yeah it will work, it's always backward compatible.
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and super sam its not 150MHz its 150mb/s (megabites not Bytes) and same goes for 300mb/s

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