ATA5 compatibility with ATA100 Tags: Hard Drives Laptops Compatibility Storage Last response: July 2, 2012 9:04 PM in Storage Share awohali 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? More about : ata5 compatibility ata100 rolli59 a b D Laptop a c 261 G Storage 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. m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources Help ATA-5 To ATA-100 Forum ATA100 compatibility Forum ATA/100 backward compatible with ATA/66? Forum More resources Read discussions in other Storage categories Hard Drives DVD Drives DVD Writers Optical Media Flash Media NAS/RAID SSD Western Digital !