Hey guys! are there any compatibility issues when using a SATA II hard drive on a SATA I mobo?
I want to buy a 250gb Maxtor MaxLine III HD, but the price is the same for the two interfaces. So I was thinking, why shouldn't I buy the SATA II version planning to use it with my current SATA I mobo (MSI K8n neo4-f), if I can use it later in the future if I get a SATA II mobo?
I'm worried about data corruption or something like that.
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If its truly up to the SATA II spec, it should be backwards compatible. Typically the hard drive manufacturer should say, so i'd recommend to look it up on their website.
I would think it would be backwards compatable, much like ATA 100 and 133.