SATA2 or SATA1 Tags: Hard Drives Chipsets Motherboards Storage Last response: February 18, 2006 6:09 PM in Storage Share HrvatCro February 18, 2006 7:46:28 AM Hi, i need to kow if i can plug a SATA2 hard drive on a SATA1 connector. I have an abit KV7 motherboard with a VIA KT600 chipset. Thanks More about : sata2 sata1 | E-mail me updates | Report abuse Register or log in to remove sleepdeprived82 February 18, 2006 8:16:51 AM yes you can | Report abuse linux_0 February 18, 2006 11:02:59 AM Yes absolutely. The connectors are the same and SATA 1 drives will work on SATA 2 controllers and SATA 2 drives will work on SATA 1 controllers. | Report abuse mistabigshot February 18, 2006 6:09:27 PM Yes, the term is "backwards compatability" | Report abuse Register or log in to remove Ask the community Publish Tom's Hardware>Forum>Storage>SATA2 or SATA1> Related ressources: ForumOld Sata1 HDD not recognized in Bios if mixed with Sata2 drives ForumCan i change my sata1 speed hd back to sata2 ? ForumSATA2 HD to SATA1 mobo ForumNew 2nd SATA2 HDD causing old 1st SATA1 HDD to fail? ForumSata1 HD & Sata2 Mobo - Help plz Forumconnect SATA1 HDD To new Motheboards with SATA2 support? ForumSATA2 vs. SATA1 ForumSata1 vs sata2 ForumCan a SATA2 HD work on a SATA1 board? ForumBarracuda SATA2 80GB vs Raptor SATA1 74GB ForumSata2 in sata1 iaptop ForumSata1 vs sata3 ForumSamsung 830 128GB detected as Sata1 (1.5G) drive Forumraid 0, sata1 vs sata2 , with onboard (fakeraid) which faster ForumHelp with Marvell 9128 stuck at SATA1 speed?! ForumMSI GD65 Motherboard SATA1 Troubleshooting ForumBios detecting version of windows that are no longer there ForumProblem with new WD SATA2 250GB HD! ForumWD 250 sata2 very slow seek time Forumsata2 or sata More resources Read discussions in other Storage categories Hard Drives DVD Drives DVD Writers Optical Media Flash Media NAS/RAID SSD Western Digital !