kwertyuk 19:43 02 Oct 2006

Will a SATA2 HDD work with my SATA interface motherboard?

If so should i buy a SATA cable or a SATA2 cable?

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 20:33 02 Oct 2006

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.

  kwertyuk 07:59 03 Oct 2006

I have been told that most modern SATA2 HDDs (such as Hitachi) will work with a SATA controller.

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