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SATA 1.5g/s compatible with SATA 3g/s?


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Building a new machine.... Then I noticed the 10k RPM drive I have slated to be the main drive (also using a much larger, and cheaper, 7.2k drive for general storage) is only a SATA 1.5 drive. The mobo I have already purchased is SATA 3.0 only. Will the 10k drive work on this mobo?? I can't seem to find any 10k 3.0 drives.
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SATA 3.0 is also known as SATAII, so its next generation SATA.

95% of technologies in the computer industry are backwards compatible so therefore the hard drive will be able to run in SATA 1.5 as will the motherboard.
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It should work just fine, but it will run at SATA1 speeds.
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SATA 3.0 is also known as SATAII, so its next generation SATA.



Not to be a [bleep] here, but in my research, I found that is not true. The organization (as per wikipedia, so pounce on them if this is wrong) was called SATAII when it released the SATA 3 standards. They actually do not like the SATA 3 g/s being called SATA II. *shrug*. Sorry.... just had ot say that.

Thanks anyways guys... thats what I was hoping it would be.

Will I notice a difference at all though?
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Dont think the difference will be very noticeable except in very disk intensive applications.
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SATA 3.0 is also known as SATAII, so its next generation SATA.



Not to be a [bleep] here, but in my research, I found that is not true. The organization (as per wikipedia, so pounce on them if this is wrong) was called SATAII when it released the SATA 3 standards. They actually do not like the SATA 3 g/s being called SATA II. *shrug*. Sorry.... just had ot say that.


Need to take everything you read on Wikipedia with a pinch of salt, seeing as anybody with an internet connection can edit any page on the encyclopaedia, therefore it has been known to be heavily wrong at times when a less informed individual edits something that was previously correct on the article.

Will I notice a difference at all though?


Probably not unless you do a lot of disk accessing or video editing/processing or use the system as a busy fileserver.
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