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Sata 1 Hard Drive on Sata 2 Motherboard

by glitch485 / May 19, 2006 1:26 PM PDT

Currently I have a Seagate 250GB SATA 1 on my DFI mobo which has SATA 1 connections. I plan on upgrading to an ASUS mobo with SATA 2 connections.

Now on to my question:
Can I put my SATA 1 hard drive on a mobo with SATA 2 connections?

Thank You

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backwards compatible
by linkit / May 19, 2006 2:22 PM PDT

In general, SATA-II controllers are backwards compatible with SATA 150 hard drives. This should be discussed in your motherboard manual. If you have doubts, check the motherboard manual or website before you purchase.

Using SATA-II hard drives on motherboards with SATA 150 motherboards is discussed in the documentation for the particular SATA-II hard drive.

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Please help
by TDentity / September 20, 2007 10:31 AM PDT
In reply to: backwards compatible

i hope this isnt a dumb question, but i want to put a sata 2 seagate barracuda 7200.10, 16 mb hdd into and external enclosure for use with my macbook with firewire 400. will it work with this (sata1?) enclosure on this page:


http://www.pctradestore.com/code/ui/main/product.aspx?catid=8&subcatid=0

(it the 2nd colum, 7th one down, should have the title "3.5? SATA / IDE TO ESATA / USB 2.0 & Firewire Combo Aluminium Caddy with Fan")

do you think this is a good enclosure?

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