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Old 10-23-2006, 11:59 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I'm using an ABit IC7-G motherboard and it supports SATA1.5gbs. Right now I'm running out of hardrive space and I want to purchase a SATA3.0gbs drive so that I can use it on my next build. Is it possible to run a 3.0gbs drive on a 1.5gbs SATA port? If not, I can just buy a pci card that has SATA3.0gbs slots in it.
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Yes, they are backwards compatible.
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Old 10-24-2006, 06:59 AM   #3 (permalink)
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The SATA 3.0Gb/s will work with 1.5Gb/s. It will just work at 1.5Gb/s transfer speeds, instead of 3.0Gb/s.
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agreed. also note that you shouldn't go out of your way to get a SATA 2 drive as there is no difference in performance. if the one you want is SATA get it anyway.
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