User-A348E3D1-3BCE-479B-B376ABA0CDA86706 20:55 21 Jul 2007

I am buying a sata2 motherboard can i use a sata one hard drive?

What would you recomened for a super fast yet cheap hard drive 80gb

Also has anybody bought anything from click here
Is it any good

  woodchip 21:01 21 Jul 2007

Think I would begoing for this, seagate also as best warranty 250Gb click here

  woodchip 21:03 21 Jul 2007

If you spend over £50 at Ebuyer its free post

will a sata2 motherboard work with a sata hard disk and the other way round

  woodchip 21:19 21 Jul 2007


  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 22:12 21 Jul 2007

For info:

All sata 1 (150) drives will work on a SATA 2 board (controller)

SATA 2 (SATA 300) is not backwards compatible with a SATA (SATA 150) controller.
In order to use a SATA 2 drive on a SATA (SATA 1?) controller, the hard drive must have a jumper position to restrict it to using SATA (SATA 150), and a jumper must be installed. Some drives have the jumper position available (e.g. some recent Samsung), some don't (e.g. some recent Maxtor).
This information can also probably be easily found on your hard drive manufacturer's web site.
If your drive does not have the jumper position available, you must return it and get a SATA 2 one that does, or a SATA drive.

thanks for your help

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