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SATA speed?

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Giden, Oct 28, 2007.

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  1. Giden

    Giden Thread Starter

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    Hi guys, was just wondering what kind of SATA I should buy for my comp.

    I have a Abit KV8-MAX3 motherboard. I read in the manual that it supports SATA data transfer rates at 150 MB/s. (1.5G bps)

    Does this mean that I cannot use the SATA 300 MB/s drives?
    I was looking at some Western Digital drives and also browsing through some of the SATA II drives. Can I use these or do I need to buy a controller card?

    I want to buy a quiet, fast drive, preferably cool aswell.

    /Marcus
     
  2. JohnWill

    JohnWill Retired Moderator

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    You can use a SATA 300mb/s drive, it'll just run at 150mb/s in your system.
     
  3. Giden

    Giden Thread Starter

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    Ok, thx for the quick answer.
     
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