SATA2 DiamondMax backwards compatability with a7n8x nforce2? Tags: Hard Drives Compatibility Storage Last response: April 10, 2006 12:52 AM in Storage Share im333 April 9, 2006 8:32:30 PM I know SATA2 in theory should be backwards compatible with SATA1, and I've heard about nforce 4 chipsets having problems with these SATA2 drives. I was wondering: I'm considering this drive: http://www.ewiz.com/detail.php?name=HD-MX300VF as it's SATA1 version is out of stock near me. 1. Will this work with my motherbaord (asus a7n8x deluxe2 nforce2)and deliver SATA 150 performance? 2. Have you guys heard or come across and incompatiablity issues? Surprisingly, this is cheaper than its SATA1 counterpart, and I'd prefer to go for it in terms of futureproofing. Thanks for the input, im333 More about : sata2 diamondmax backwards compatability a7n8x nforce2 | E-mail me updates | Report abuse Register or log in to remove jumpmaster April 10, 2006 12:52:42 AM The drive will work with sata1 will just have to switch jumpers on the drve that will put it in sata1 mode. the instructions on the drive will tell you how to set the jumpers. | Report abuse Ask the community Publish Tom's Hardware>Forum>Storage>SATA2 DiamondMax backwards compatability with a7n8x nforce2?> Related ressources: ForumNforce2 2200+ or P4S8X 2.4GHz ForumSATA 3.0 - backwards compatibility stupid question ForumThe FINAL word on Nvidia's CRAP... ForumA7N8X-E Deluxe - S-ATA Maxtor: Slow reading, fast writing ForumA8V Deluxe, WinXP x64, 64 bit Promise Driver and SATA-2 qu.. Forumxp2500+ (barton) & asus a7n8x deluxe ForumPoor Performance ForumWhat works with an Audigy 2? ForumWhy do VIA keep quiet? ForumAsus A7N8X-E Deluxe nVidia nForce 2 problem ForumIntel says 64bit is unnecessary ForumIs My CPU Good enough Forumwhat was your first cpu?? and yr?? ForumT'aint so bad now ForumAMD or Intel for HDTV capabilities Forum1 HDD vs. 2 HDD RAID-0 ForumNew SATA2 drive... ForumMaster/Slave with Sata? ForumPlease need help with a sad error! ForumHelp with Raptor 150 gig HD More resources Read discussions in other Storage categories Hard Drives DVD Drives DVD Writers Optical Media Flash Media NAS/RAID SSD Western Digital !