SATA II backwards compatible with SATA I ?

  johnatjgr 15:51 06 Oct 08

Can someone tell me:
If I buy a SATA 300 (SATA II) internal hard drive can I make it backward compatible with the existing SATA 1 socket (or interface?) in my desktop computer?
Are there any particular makes that are more likely to be such?
I want to upgrade from an 80GB Hard Disk to a 500GB one.

  chub_tor 15:58 06 Oct 08

If Iremember correctly to make my SATA 300 drive work on an earlier motherboard I had to change a jumper on the drive to ensure that it worked at SATA 150. It was recommended rather than essential.

  MCE2K5 15:59 06 Oct 08

SATA 3.0 3rd paragraph click here

  johnatjgr 16:02 06 Oct 08

Thanks for that chub_tor, can you remember what make you had that enabled you to change a jumper because I don't believe that all makes will be similarly understanding?

  chub_tor 16:43 06 Oct 08

I bought a WDC WD 500 from ebuyer, I think that it was this one click here

  johnatjgr 17:25 06 Oct 08

Many thanks to chub_tor and MCE2K5.
I think I'll now take the plung and go for it!
Fingers crossed.
Thanks again.

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