Hello, everyone. i have a dell dimension 4600i desktop. it has 2 sata I ports, and i was hoping to buy a large HDD for more capacity. My understanding is that sata III HDD's will work fine in the sata I ports, but please correct me if i am wrong. My other problem is, will the MB be able to recognize all the space on the HDD (I'm looking at 1 TB+)? If not, how can i find out how much space my MB can recognize?
The SATA III should work fine on the SATA 1 motherboard... the HD space is recognized by the OS after formatting the drive... if it has any trouble recognizing it, initialize the Hard Drive in GPT with the Disk Manager. Update the BIOS if problem persists.