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SATA connection with SATA II drive


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titan7342

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I am looking to add a second HD to my PC and I was looking at a SATA II drive but I am not sure if it will work with a SATA connection, will it? I am pretty sure that my SATA connection in my PC is an SATA 1 not a II but am unsure sure. I assume it is since my PC is about 3 years old.
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unless i'm completely wrong...SATAII drives are backward compatable with SATAI...the only difference between the two seems to be data transfer speeds....so the SATAII will just run at the same transfer rate as a SATAI drive
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some hard drives have a jumper that allow the drive to run like SATA 1..does your drive have jumpers on the back...check the documention that came with the drive...

Edited by happyrck, 20 May 2007 - 08:17 AM.

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I dont have a drive just yet. I am looking to buy one but I didnt want to get something that wouldn't work for my PC.
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I havn't seen a SATA1 drive for a while, if they aren't backwards compatible it'd be dumb, though companies are known to do similar things.....Anyways from what I know its backwards compatible, it'll just run at a lower speed.
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Thanks alot everyone
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