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SATA I & II compabillity

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by smack500, Jul 29, 2006.

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  1. smack500

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    Can you use a Sata I (1.5) drive on a SATA II (3.0) MB port?
     
  2. Rich-M

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    Yes...
     
  3. mooml

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    Here's a better question. Could i use a SATA 1.5 drive and a SATA 3.0 drive in a raid setup?
     
  4. Rich-M

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    I would say yes but they would most likely both run at the slower speed, but the latter I am not really sure of.
     
  5. JohnWill

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    They should work, though it's always a good idea to have identical drives in a RAID array. Clearly, the slowest drive will determine the throughput.
     
  6. mooml

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    But when people put a 7200 RPM drive and a 10000 RPM drive in a RAID array, is the fastest speed 7200 for both drives?
     
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    The drives obviously run at their native speeds. However, since you have a slower device, most of the disk operations will be waiting on the slower device. You simply won't realize the benefit of the faster disk.
     
  8. insolent

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    How bout vice versa? can you use a sata 2 drive on a sata 1 port?
     
  9. Rich-M

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    Yes you can....
     
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