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Will a SATA I Drive work on a Motherboard with SATA III?

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January 18, 2014 11:50:14 AM

I just recently ordered parts to build a custom computer besides a HDD. I already have one from my old dell XP that operates 1.5gb/s SATA I. My motherboard I ordered is 6.0gb/s. Can I use my XP HDD with my new mobo?

Please help!

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January 18, 2014 12:01:21 PM

The physical drive? Yes.
The XP install on it? Probably not.
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January 18, 2014 12:08:18 PM

USAFRet said:
The physical drive? Yes.
The XP install on it? Probably not.


Could I format the drive when I go to install windows 7 on it, I don't really want XP anyway? So the drive will work on my new mobo?
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a c 901 G Storage
a c 246 V Motherboard
January 18, 2014 12:12:39 PM

arkham23426 said:
USAFRet said:
The physical drive? Yes.
The XP install on it? Probably not.


Could I format the drive when I go to install windows 7 on it, I don't really want XP anyway? So the drive will work on my new mobo?


Yes, that will work.
It is a rather old drive and will fail sooner or later. You should probably be looking to a new one. How big is it?
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January 18, 2014 12:13:33 PM

arkham23426 said:
USAFRet said:
The physical drive? Yes.
The XP install on it? Probably not.


Could I format the drive when I go to install windows 7 on it, I don't really want XP anyway? So the drive will work on my new mobo?


yes, the drive will work, but obviously, only at the speeds that sata i is capable of. formatting wont be a problem either, just boot windows/linux install cd/usb/dvd and let the setup have its wicked way with your hdd :) 
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January 18, 2014 12:22:40 PM

bobmanuk said:
arkham23426 said:
USAFRet said:
The physical drive? Yes.
The XP install on it? Probably not.


Could I format the drive when I go to install windows 7 on it, I don't really want XP anyway? So the drive will work on my new mobo?


yes, the drive will work, but obviously, only at the speeds that sata i is capable of. formatting wont be a problem either, just boot windows/linux install cd/usb/dvd and let the setup have its wicked way with your hdd :) 


Ok so my SATA I will function on my SATA III port on my mobo?

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January 18, 2014 12:24:53 PM

arkham23426 said:
bobmanuk said:
arkham23426 said:
USAFRet said:
The physical drive? Yes.
The XP install on it? Probably not.


Could I format the drive when I go to install windows 7 on it, I don't really want XP anyway? So the drive will work on my new mobo?


yes, the drive will work, but obviously, only at the speeds that sata i is capable of. formatting wont be a problem either, just boot windows/linux install cd/usb/dvd and let the setup have its wicked way with your hdd :) 


Ok so my SATA I will function on my SATA III port on my mobo?



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