What are sata and ide?

Answer When shopping for a new computer you may see references to SATA and IDE hard drives. SATA is a newer hard drive technology that is faster than IDE. SATA drives are more convenient to work with, as... Read More »

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Can Windows XP be loaded on a SATA hard drive without the SATA drives?

Both the 32- and 64-bit versions of Windows XP can only be installed onto a SATA hard drive if the necessary SATA drivers are installed onto the system during the setup process.References:Microsoft... Read More »

Ok upgrading PC SATA Quest. I got a old IED ribbion CD rom dvd . But new board has 3.0 6.0 sata conections?

1) SATA 3 / 6 is compatible with older SATA II (2), so 'yes' you can2) Old SATA cables SHOULD work on SATA 6 so long as they are 'short' ..... however SOME SATA 6 sockets have a metal 'shield' tag ... Read More »

Will a SATA 2 hard drive work in a SATA 1 controller?

Yes. SATA 2 hard drives are backward compatible, which means that SATA 1 controllers will detect them. The only difference is that they will run at SATA 1 speeds rather than SATA 2 speeds. Some con... Read More »

Sata III Drive compatable with Sata 2 port?

Yes. ) it's compatible.But it's will work only on 3 Gb/s