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simtaalo
April 18th, 2009, 11:52 PM
would this HD http://www.cclonline.com/product-info.asp?product_id=26145&category_id=457&manufacturer_id=0&tid=st9320421as

work with this bus Serial ATA, Ultra ATA/100 ?

ronparent
April 19th, 2009, 01:00 AM
Yes. They both are SATA.

simtaalo
April 19th, 2009, 01:00 AM
yes but the drive is sata 2

ronparent
April 19th, 2009, 06:16 PM
I can't state for absolute sure but a drive built to a newer standard should work. The performance might be degraded but it should work if the plugins are the same.

simtaalo
April 19th, 2009, 06:18 PM
hmmmm, i do need to find out for definite because it is going to replace the main internal HD in my laptop so it needs to just work without extra hassles.

if not then gonna need to find a 7200rpm drive thats normal sata, preferably a seagate or western digital.

Bucky Ball
April 19th, 2009, 06:20 PM
Yes, with decreased performance from the drives potential. Are you talking an external drive, eSATAII? If your board has an external socket for it, yes, it will work. Check the specs on your board for more info, but the SATAII drives are backward compatible.

If your motherboard only handles SATA and not SATAII you will probably find SATA drives a little cheaper. If so, go for it because that is the best the board will deliver anyhow, SATAII no advantage.

simtaalo
April 19th, 2009, 06:21 PM
no this drive i'm going to buy is going to replace the main internal HD on my laptop.

what specs do i need to check?

Bucky Ball
April 19th, 2009, 06:23 PM
Just edited my post - if your MB only handles SATA, get one of those if less expensive. No advantage in SATAII if that is the case.

simtaalo
April 19th, 2009, 06:25 PM
if i can only find a sata II drive that runs at 7200rpm then it will work but will work at the same speed as a normal sata drive would run at 7200rpm?

i'm just having difficulty finding a sata drive at 7200rpm.

Bucky Ball
April 19th, 2009, 06:47 PM
The 7200rpm stands for revs per minute and that is identical for both drives. The data transfer rate of SATA is half that of SATAII (from memory).

simtaalo
April 19th, 2009, 06:49 PM
yes i know what rpm stands for :P

what i am saying is that if i cannot find a sata drive at 7200 rpm, then instead of getting a sata drive at 5400rpm getting a sata 2 drive will work fine, so i can have the speed increase in rpm.

Bucky Ball
April 20th, 2009, 04:23 AM
Yup