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Old 06-06-2006, 11:55 PM   #1
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Default Sata vs. SataII

I have a simple question,

If a system supports a sata hard drive- will it also support sata II ?
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Default Re: Sata vs. SataII

Nope. Only if it supports Sata II aka Sata 3.0gb/s
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no, but if it supports SATAII, it supports SATA.
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yeah, if your system supports just SATA, sata2 won't work, and if you try enabling it in your bios, something bad will happen. lol
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now how do I go about determining what is supports?
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Default Re: Sata vs. SataII

*that is how do I find out what my system will support
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Old 06-07-2006, 12:10 AM   #7
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to find that out, you need to either go to the manufacturer's website if it is not custom built or find out the model of your motherboard.
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Yeah, what motherboaard do you have anyways?
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Actually, you can enable a SATAII hard drive to run at 1.5 GB/sec with a special jumper. I believe it is a different size than standard jumpers, but I'm not sure. So, if you're stuck with a SATAII drive and you only have SATA, you aren't completely out of luck, you just won't be able to use the drive to its full potential.
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