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Old 08-28-2006, 01:23 AM   #1
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Default Getting a new HD, got a question!

Ok my motherboard is a abit NF7 S2G, and it supports SATA 1.5 HDs. I currently have 1 80gig SATA 1.5 WD HD, and i was wondering if a 160gig SATA 3.0 HD would work on my motherboard?
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Old 08-28-2006, 01:48 AM   #2
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Default Re: Getting a new HD, got a question!

Yep. You might need some driver updates, but SATA is getting really smart these days. You going to have it mirrowed?
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Old 08-28-2006, 02:23 AM   #3
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Yup, the SATA 3.0 Gb/s should work just fine. They are backwards compatible with SATA 1.5 Gb/s.
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Default Re: Getting a new HD, got a question!

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They are backwards compatible with SATA 1.5 Gb/s.
wat do u mean by that ? i dont get it . backwards?
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Old 08-28-2006, 06:11 AM   #5
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Default Re: Getting a new HD, got a question!

3.0 Hd wil work on a 1.5 board just at 1.5 speeds. 1.5 will work on a 3.0 board just at 1.5 boards.

Quote from a smart guy "You can make it slower, but you can't make it faster"

SATA is freaky east, plug it in and go. so yes any sata HD wil work with your MOBO. Make sure you have SP2 in.
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