SATA 1 or SATA 2?

  shaduf 21:50 28 Dec 09
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Four years ago I bought an Asus Pundit barebones kit and added my own drives, processor, memory etc.
The motherboard supported SATA 1 hard drives and included a SATA connection cable to connect to the motherboard but I used a 250GB IDE drive which I had to hand.
I am about to reload Windows XP to clear out all the rubbish I have collected over the years. Whilst doing so I have decided to replace the IDE with a SATA drive but need to know if a SATA 2 drive will be compatible, in other words do I need a SATA 1 drive or are the SATA 2’s backwards compatible with a SATA 1 motherboard and cable.

  GaT7 21:52 28 Dec 09

"or are the SATA 2’s backwards compatible with a SATA 1 motherboard and cable."

Yes, they are.

If it doesn't work, one can usually change the jumper on the drive to run in SATA1 mode. G

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