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What kind of Internal hard drive should I get?

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December 2, 2011 9:52:33 AM

I have this motherboard,
Emaxx Technologies, Inc EMX-MCP61D3-iCafe



I know there are different kinds of motherboards out there, sata 1, sata 2, sata 3, WESTERN 320GB 7200 SATA3 Blue, WESTERN 3TB 7200 SATA Green, etc... What kind should I get for my motherboard?
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December 2, 2011 10:23:12 AM

Your box says SATA II so any SATA HDD you can afford will work. The Blue and Green drives usually have a bit slower performance. You will just have to look at your suppliers to see what you might want, HDD's have become very expensive the past few months.
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December 2, 2011 12:42:49 PM

The SATA drives will run at the slowest standard of the HDD or MB. A SATA1 drive will run @SATA1 speeds even if connected to a SATA3 motherboard. A SATA3 drive will only run at SATA1 speeds if it is attached to a SATA1 motherboard. The SATA standards are backwardly compatible, they just run at the slower speed.
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