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    as name states...Can I use a SATAII drive on a SATA mobo? asus a7n8x-e deluxe?
    cause i could get a 16mb cache drive for 2quid more obviously would only run 150 not 300 but double cache...
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    Yep SATA300 is backwards compatable with SATA150. It'll just reduce the speed to SATA150.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WarrenLCooper
    Yep SATA300 is backwards compatable with SATA150. It'll just reduce the speed to SATA150.
    i have always wondered about this and now i know many thanks


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    Often find (on latest SATAII drives) that there is a jumper to enhance compatibility with SATA.....I recently used a 160GB Maxtor SATAII drive, and discovered a tiny jumper on the back to set to SATA 150 mode.....I understand this can help, where an older 'board is fussy over a SATAII HDD...
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    my samsung disk didn't want to even know until i put on the sata-1-mode jumper

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    Yup same on maxtors. Jumped for SATAI/II.

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    Yea, they usually work fine, though some you need to use a jumper. Mine have been fine on my SATA controller...

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    Just installed a Maxtor SATA II to my SATA I board - no problems and still a nice imporvement over my IDE drive.

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    Yeh my new Seagate is jumped for SATA. No jumper for SATAII though...
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    Quote Originally Posted by iMc
    Yeh my new Seagate is jumped for SATA. No jumper for SATAII though...

    for SATAII you remove the jumper completely

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