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Old 07-16-2006, 12:14 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Is there a difference in compatibility, or is it just how fast they are?

I have sata ports on my motherboard. Is that all I should worry about is making sure I buy a sata hard drive for those ports, or is there more to watch out for?
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My buddy is telling me he thinks only certain boards are compatible with the 3 gig a sec transfer rate. He said if it isn't compatible it'll auto downclock to SATA150. How can I figure this out?
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If the Motherboard says it has SATA II or SATA 3.0GB, then it supports SATA II Speeds, if its says SATA 150, then its SATA I .

SATA II Has a Faster Transfer Rate then SATA I However, We haven't even reached the the Capacity of EIDE Transfer Rates Yet, There may Be other differences between the two that I am Not Aware of.
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there shouldn't be any compatability issues either with using a SATA 3.0gb drive with SATA 150 or vice versa. although i have heard of some rare cases where a jumper must be used on a SATA 3.0gb drive to limit it to SATA 150. by the way SATA II/2 is a misnomer, google it.
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Ya, I forgot To mention that SATA II is backwards compatible with SATA I.
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