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ATA5 compatibility with ATA100

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  • Hard Drives
  • Laptops
  • Compatibility
  • Storage
Last response: in Storage
July 2, 2012 1:01:07 AM

Hello,

Can I plug a ATA100 hard drive into the ATA5 hard drive cable on my laptop and have it work?

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a c 280 G Storage
a b D Laptop
July 2, 2012 9:04:53 PM

It should work since the interface is backwards compatible, the drive will just run at the slower ATA5 speed.
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