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Are 2,5" Serial-ATA (SATA) hard discs downwards compatible with (simple) IDE/ATA ?

Discussion in 'Laptops' started by Oliver Boswell, Oct 22, 2006.

  1. Assume I have a notebook resp. an external hard disc device with (possibly) an 2,5" IDE/ATA only hard disc
    inside. Can I replace this old IDE/ATA hard disc with a new 2,5" Serial-ATA (SATA) hard disc ?

    Ok, if the hardware environment does not support Serial-ATA features the SerialATA hard disc
    slows down to the ATA-only speed. But I need to be sure that it is working at all.

    Or are ATA and Serial-ATA hard discs totally incompatibe ?

    Oliver Boswell, Oct 22, 2006
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    Leythos, Oct 22, 2006
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