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Old 02-02-2006, 06:27 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Hard Drive Question - SATA II compatibility?


I have a question regarding the compatibility of SATA II on my current rig.

I currently have a Seagate ST-3160023AS (Barracuda 7200.7 160 Plus, Serial ATA) as my primary drive.

I'm looking at getting a ST-3160812AS (Barracuda 7200.9 160, Serial ATA NCQ) which has SATA 2.0 w/NCQ as a second hard drive.

Will the 2nd Barracuda with SATA 2.0 w/NCQ be compatable with my computer, although the primary drive is only Serial ATA? I plan on also purchasing Norton Ghost 10.0 and use that in conjuntion with the two drives.

IOW: Will the SATA II drive work on my computer? ..with the SATA I cable? ...with the SATA II cable? ...with the SATA I to II converter cable? ...or do I have to buy a SATA I hard drive?

I believe my motherboard is a ACPI Multiprocessor PC? (I have a Dell Demension 8400)



Computer Specs:
Dell Demension 8400
Pentium® 4 Processor 540 with HT Technology (3.40GHz, 800 FSB)
1GB Dual Channel DDR2 SDRAM at 533MHz (2x512M)
17”, E173FP Flat Panel Display
256MB PCI Express™ x16 (DVI/VGA/TV-out) nVidia GeForce 6800
160GB Serial ATA Hard Drive (7200RPM) w/ Native Command Queuing
Microsoft® Windows® XP Home Edition
Dual Drives: 16x DVD-ROM Drive + 48x CD-RW Drive
Sound Blaster® Live! 24-bit ADVANCED HD™ Sound Card

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Well, if the mobo supports SATAII and you have more then one SATA connecter you're set.

SATA is the same as SATAII, only SATAII has a 3GB's/s bandwitch as opposed to SATAI's 1.5GB's/s.
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