hi everyone, quick question i recently bought the maxtor 200gb hd (click here) and found out that my current seagate hard drive is ata/100. Will my new maxtor hd, which will replace the current one, work??? if not I wil quickly return the product to overclockers. Thanks in advance!!! Skaria
You could also keep your old drive installed as a slave, there will be no speed loss if you have a reasonably modern motherboard (older IDE chips did not support independant device timing, that is the faster drive would slow down to the slower drives ata speed).
the motherboard i think is reasonably new as it is a dell dimension 8250, dec 2002. Thats a good idea to use the old 80gb one as a slave, but would that be a problem as the maxtor says ata/133 and the old seagate hd says ata/100. By the way, what does all this ata/133/100 mean. Thank You. Shamil