Re: SATA and SATA II interface
Yes. It should just transfer data at SATA speeds instead of SATA 3.0
speeds. Again, I've read that some drives DO have trouble with this. If it
does, I believe there's usually a jumper somewhere to manually put the drive
in SATA 1.5 (original SATA) mode. Check the drive manufacturer's web site.
"Jdr" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
> Thank you David,
> If I understand well SATAII hard Drive can be attached to SATA
> connector on main board?
> "David A. Lessnau" <DavidALessnau@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in
> message news:594E934F-48BE-429F-A338-D94187BAD8DF@microsoft.com...
>> Theoretically, SATA 3.0 (SATA II) and SATA are fully compatible with each
>> other. The cables, in particular, are the same. However, there are some
>> documented cases where certain devices don't like to talk to each other.
>> ESATA has different physical connectors designed mainly to keep them
>> plugged in, shielded, and give the cables a longer reach. Here's a link:
>> "Jdr" <email@example.com> wrote in message
>>> It's silly question, but haven't seen SATA II yet.
>>> Is there any physical difference between SATA and SATAII
>>> connectors? Is SATA cable compatible with SATAII?