Hi I am planning to upgrade my laptops internal 320gb hard drive to a faster 7200rpm 500gb hard drive.
I have decided I will give my brother my old hard drive so he could upgrade his laptops 250gb hard drive with my old 320gb hard drive.
My laptop uses sata 2 and his uses sata 1 and I am wondering if he would run into any problems using my old hard drive or can he just put it in and it will work?
Thanks for your help.
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He will be fine to use your old 320GB drive.
Sata1/2/3 are backward compatible, only limitation could be speed and maybe lack of some advanced function as they need both sata controler and drives to support them to work. But I doubt 5400rpm drive can saturate 1.5Gb/s.