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bk T
09-05-2006, 09:57 PM
SATA & SATA2 hard disks, which is better? can older mb support SATA2 hdd?

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Speedy Gonzales
09-05-2006, 10:09 PM
SATA & SATA2 hard disks, which is better? can older mb support SATA2 hdd?

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SATA 2 is faster. You can run SATA 2 on a SATA 1 mobo.

Thats if the SATA 2 hdd has a switch to switch it to SATA 1 speed. It'll only run at SATA 1 speed. On a SATA 1 system.

BUT you cant run a SATA 2 hdd on a SATA 1 system, at SATA 2 speed. The mobo / system wont be able to recognise it, or use it. It most probably wont boot.

You'll have to get a mobo that supports SATA 2 to run a SATA 2 hdd at SATA 2 speed.