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Hard drive compatabilty


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jj patyrapson

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Hi There!
I am looking at a getting a new computer, I want to keep my hard drive.
Looking at amd, socket 939, so i need a motherboard that will take my hard drive
Barracuda 7200.8 PATA,INTERFACE Ultra ATA/100

I cant find one,Is there such a board??
Chairs!

oh is there a way to connect this hard drive to say ATA-133 or ATA-150?
Chairs!

Edited by jj patyrapson, 19 October 2005 - 04:31 AM.

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Kurt_Aust

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It would hard (I dare say impossible) to find a new motherboard that WON'T recognise your hard drive.

ATA133 is PATA and backwards compatible with ATA100 (ATA150 is SATA however).
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An ATA/100 drive can be fitted to any board regardless of the board's specs.
The drive will simply operate at ATA/100 since the higher bus speeds are backward compatible with slower drives.
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Thats good news!!!
Chairs pip and kurt!
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