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Old 10-27-2006, 09:28 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default SATA II drive on SATA I port?

I've recently purchased a add-on combo PCI card with 4 USB 2.0, 2 FireWire, 2 SATA I (150), and 1 IDE ports. I originaly searched for just some USB 2 card (sinse my mobo has only 1.1 ports), but find this one quiet cheap and usefull. Also I planned to buy another parallel ATA hard drive (no SATA on board as well).

But now, scince I have SATA I on this PCI hub I thought buying SATA drive. The question is, is it will be compatibe to connect there SATA II drive (for future upgrades)? I thought getting WD3200KS drive by the way.


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Old 10-27-2006, 10:51 AM   #2 (permalink)
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yeah, SATA and SATA II are completely comnpatible with each other i.e. SATA drives work on SATA II and SATA II drives work on SATA etc.

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Old 10-27-2006, 11:01 AM   #3 (permalink)
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SATA II on SATA I will be limited to max throughput of SATA I not that we even reached that yet.
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it will work

you computer and card limits it in your case before the bus speed,
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Old 10-27-2006, 12:51 PM   #5 (permalink)
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My friend did that yesterday on a 4 year old PC using the old SATA port for a SATA II it will work

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Old 10-28-2006, 02:44 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Thanks for advice people. I'll order the Western Digital WD3200KS then.

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