Hard drive compatability
I need an answer to a simple question. Here goes...
I have an old computer (read DINOSAUR) that uses Ultra ATA33 hard drives. As anyone can guess, ATA33 drives aren't sitting on Best Buy's shelves, or NewEgg's for that matter. So I was wondering about it, and thought I'd go ahead and look like an idiot.
Could I use a newer type of hard drive in my old computer? I know that I could not move the data any faster that the ATA33 controller moves it already, but could the system actually use a newer type drive at the slower speed?
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