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Old 06-15-2006, 05:37 PM   #1 (permalink)
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it seems like most hard drives are either IDE or SATA2 in the stores around where i live.. but my mobo doesn't support SATA2.. just SATA..

are the connections for sata and sata2 different? or is it just speed difference? sata2 are cheaper and usually bigger. i need to buy a couple of hard drives, possibly set them up in raid 0 or jbod because i need to store a lot of video from my HDPVR..

so my question is: is it possible to use these sata2 drives on my mobo? or do i need either a) new mobo or b) different HD ?

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Old 06-15-2006, 05:39 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Simply put, SATA II is backwards compatible with SATA. If you were to get a SATA II drive, and hook it up to your mobo, it would work perfectly fine.
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ahh.. excellent!

would i still be able to raid the drives?
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Yes, there should be no problem with that either. To the motherboard, your hard drives will look like regular SATA drives.
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ahh.. thank you very much!
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