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Sata 1 comparison to sata 2

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July 9, 2010 8:20:11 AM

Hello,My desktop has a SATA 1 HD.It is also in a mess so I want a clean installation. I can buy a Sata 2 HD at twice or more capacity for peanuts but can I plug and play it? That is the Question.

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July 9, 2010 8:35:51 AM

This will be specific to your motherboard, but most newer boards support SATAII
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July 9, 2010 8:51:38 AM

SATA is backwards compatible. It will work fine.
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July 9, 2010 8:57:45 AM

Yea it will work.. but only at 1.5gb/s max lol :) 
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July 9, 2010 9:17:55 AM

needsumhelplol said:
Yea it will work.. but only at 1.5gb/s max lol :) 



Show me a 7200RPM drive that can max that out......SATA I, II or III. Only matters for SSDs.
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July 9, 2010 10:10:32 AM

Actually the new 500GB per platter drives can hit 150MB max. Sustained is around 120-130. Give it some overhead and I wouldn't want to run one of them on a SATAI port.
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July 9, 2010 6:24:16 PM

Either the motherboard will be able to use a SATA II drive without any intervention, but only at SATA I speeds;

or you will have to set jumpers on the drive to SATA I. The manual with the drive will show you how/where.

I don't know how to tell if a mobo will or will not...
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