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difference between sata 1 and sata 2


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fleamailman

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hi, tital says it all but the boss ordered a sata 1, and a sata 2 has arrived in its place, plus I would like to know more about this too.
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the difference (had to look this up) between SATA 1 and SATA 2 are the BUS transfer speeds SATA=150 MB/s & SATA II=300 MB/s SATA2 (from research) is backwards compatable with SATA1...so if you have SATA1 controllers on your motherboard...the SATA2 drive should still work...just at 150MB/s instead of 300MB/s transfer rate
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In the real world there is no noticable difference aside from some older boards won't talk to drives in SATAII mode.
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thanks, does that mean that the boss risks getting his fingers burned by offering the customer sata II in place of sata l, or even with the older motherboards, there is a way to work things out?
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thanks, does that mean that the boss risks getting his fingers burned by offering the customer sata II in place of sata l,

only if the person's computer isn't capable of using SATA II...
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