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Old 03-07-2006, 02:30 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I was thinking of buying a SATA disk but in my usual online shop all I seem to find are SATA II disks.

My motherboard is over 2 years old but it supports SATA, will I have any problems with SATA II hard drives? Thanks.
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They will work but you won't get sata 2 features.
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It will work. Not sure if it will run at full SATAII speeds (3.0 GB/s) but run at regular SATA (1.5 GB/s) but there isn't much of a performance increase over SATA anyways.
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Sata II is backwards compatible with sata I

i thought sata 150 was just 150mb/s
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Sata II is backwards compatible with sata I

i thought sata 150 was just 150mb/s
http://www.hardcoreware.net/reviews/review-283-1.htm

Read the last sentence in the first paragraph.
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Serial ATA (SATA) is the latest generation of the ATA interface. SATA hard drives deliver blistering transfer speeds of up to 150MB/sec.
http://techshop.earthlink.net/p10809:S1379998

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Serial ATA with transfer speeds up to 150MB/sec
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...?EdpNo=1596820

http://www.itechs-systems.com/articles/a10.htm


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. Take advantage of SATA/150, the world's fastest ATA interface with a 150MB per second max burst transfer rate!
http://www.kontron.com/products/pdpr...yProduct=38946

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Because Serial ATA uses 8B/10B encoding with an efficiency of 80% at the physical layer, this results in an actual data transfer rate of 1.2 gigabits per second (Gbit/s), or 150 megabytes per second.
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SATA 150 is just the max interface speed, it does not mean that your SATA HD will run at those speeds. and SATA 2 is 3 gigs per second max speed in the interface. At present, you will only see those speeds in a RAID config. SATA 2 interface is backward compatible. But SATA 150 will not go past 150megs per sec. no mater what.
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