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Old 10-23-2006, 10:56 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Hard Drives - ata100 and ata 133 work together?

I had to replace my dead western digital 120 gig HD - picked up a maxtor 200 gig ata133.

I have in the closet a WD 40 gig drive, and expect to get a HD from western digital to replace the in-warranty dead 120 gig.

My question is since the maxtor is ata133, and my 40 gig Western digital is ata100, will I have any problems adding the 40 gig to my system? I figure I'd run it as a slave to the Maxtor master.

Simple question - don't know how much (if any) performance loss there would be between ata100 and ata 133.


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Old 10-23-2006, 11:40 AM   #2 (permalink)
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They'll work fine. The drives can't hold speeds as fast as ATA100 so it doesn't really matter.
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