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Possible to run SATA I and SATA II off of same MOBO?

Discussion in 'Storage Drives' started by sniper007, 16 Jan 2006.

  1. sniper007

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    Ok current setup:

    DFI MOBO with:

    SATA channel 1: Samsung SATA1 HDD
    >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>RAID 1 mirror
    SATA channel 2: Samsung SATA1 HDD

    SATA channel 3:

    SATA channel 4:

    The MOBO can be modded to accept the SATA2 standard and obviously the above HDDs would work fine as SATA2 is backward compatible with SATA1. If I enabled SATA2 and added an extra HDD that was SATA2 as below.....

    SATA channel 1: Samsung SATA1 HDD
    >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> RAID 1 mirror
    SATA channel 2: Samsung SATA1 HDD

    SATA channel 3: *NEW Samsung SATA2 HDD*

    SATA channel 4:

    ...would this mean that the new one would work at SATA2 speed and the others would still be ok running at SATA1 speed? Note the RAID mirror in the two original SATA1 samsung drives if this makes a difference.

    Cheers


    Cheers
     
    Last edited: 16 Jan 2006
  2. Well Splattered

    Wise Guy

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    I have two SATA 150 drives and two SATA 300 drives running off the same nforce4 controller on a DFI SLI-DR.

    You will notice the SATA 150 burst speed go up slightly. SATA 300 drives run at SATA 300.
     
  3. smids

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    Don't worry, the controller will handle everything as it should be. The SATA-II drive will run @ SATA-II 300MB/s (if capable) and the SATA1's will run at 150MB/s.
     
  4. sniper007

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    Sweet cheers guys. Its only because of the drives I want to buy I can only buy them in sataII now. Thanks