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SATA-II / SATA2 / 3Gbps?

Discussion in 'Storage Drives' started by gojolleygo, 11 May 2006.

  1. gojolleygo


    Joined: 7 May 2006

    Posts: 8

    Hello. Erm, I need a pretty big hard drive, and it seems all the ones above a certain storage capacity are labelled SATA-II on OCUK. Now this was fine but there didn't seem to be half as many motherboards which were labelled as supporting SATA-II when I was just looking. However there are a few that are labelled as having SATA 3Gb/s. Are these the same thing? Should I assume most motherboards support SATA-II unless otherwise stated? It's confusing me a bit but I just wanted to make sure that what i got was compatible...Thanks.
  2. hp7909


    Joined: 8 Jun 2003

    Posts: 5,016

  3. gojolleygo


    Joined: 7 May 2006

    Posts: 8

  4. R B Customs


    Joined: 22 Sep 2005

    Posts: 3,266

    Location: Manchester

    sata / sataII is backward compatible
    thers only some intances where you would need to lock the rive ( with a jumper ) to 1.5GB/S to work on a non sataII compatible board.

    so yea in a nutshell. it doesnt matter cos it will work regardless :)
    but dont go intot rush buys !, have a looka round the forum and read other peopels threads alot to find out more intfo abbout what would work best for you.
  5. Mikey1280

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 1 Jan 2006

    Posts: 1,526

    Location: South East London

    I would advise against getting a maxtor atm, the current batches havent been the most reliable to say the least.
  6. gojolleygo


    Joined: 7 May 2006

    Posts: 8

    OK thanks everyone :) I'll have a good old squizz at the search function now for the best ones.
  7. Energize


    Joined: 12 Mar 2004

    Posts: 28,881

    Location: England

    Sata 2 doesnt do much unless you've got loads of drives raided together.