Sata, sata133 & sata300

May 24, 2009 at 13:11:00
Specs: Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition, 2.6 GHz / 247 MB
I broke my laptop recently but I got told the hard drive (SATA) was okay. Now I'm going to build my own desktop and I wonder if it'll work with a SATA-133 or SATA-300 motherboard also?

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#1
May 24, 2009 at 13:58:50
Laptops use 2.5 inch drives, desktops 3.5 inch. In addition usually the laptop drives are slower then the desktops.
That said it's possible there are adaptors, I haven't had any need to look for one, so can't tell.
But could I make a suggestion, seeing as dard drives are pretty cheap why not get a new drive for the desktop and buy an external usb case for the laptop drive, which are readily available and use it for external backup.

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#2
May 24, 2009 at 14:39:02
Thats what I'm doing now with the hard drive(SATA) on my other computer(IDE) but I cant access my files if the hard drive is external and thats something I really need also!

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#3
May 24, 2009 at 14:58:48
Why can't you access your files when using as an external? You should be able to. You may need to take ownership of the files/folders. To learn how look at the link below.

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/308421


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#4
May 26, 2009 at 06:55:54
That worked great... but I want to know if I csan put a SATAI hard drive into a SATAII motherboard? (Or are SATAII motherboards backwards compatibale?)

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#5
May 26, 2009 at 09:39:24
A SATA I hard drive should work OK connected to a motherboard with SATA II controllers. The opposite is SOMETIMES a problem.

Many times the BIOS may configure the SATA drive in an IDE compatibility mode or in the AHCI mode.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Advanc...


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