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Old 11-30-2009, 01:18 AM   #1
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I have a Sata 1 mother board and am going to upgrade. The new board will obviously be Sata 2

I have several Seagate Drives, but I have no idea whether they are Sata 1 or Sata 2

How do I tell?

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Old 11-30-2009, 01:33 AM   #2
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There should be a sticker on the actual drive itself. Normally if a drive is SATA2 it will say SATA2 and if its SATA1 it will just say SATA. What is your hard drive? Ill tell u whether its SATA or SATA2

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Old 11-30-2009, 01:56 AM   #3
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ST380817AS
ST3200822AS
ST3200827AS
ST3250820AS

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Old 11-30-2009, 09:27 AM   #4
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ST380817AS = SATA1

ST3200822AS = SATA1

ST3200827AS = SATA2

ST3250820AS = SATA2

The difference between SATA1 and SATA2 drives is the bandwidth(transfer speed).

SATA1 drives can transfer data at a rate of 1.5GB/S

SATA2 drives can transfer data at a rate of 3.0GB/S

The drives are interchangeable meaning it is possible to install a SATA2 drive
in a SATA1 motherboard and it will work but will only function as
a SATA1 drive. You can also plug a SATA1 into a SATA2 motherboard. GOOD LUCK!!!!!
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ST380817AS = SATA1

ST3200822AS = SATA1

ST3200827AS = SATA2

ST3250820AS = SATA2

The difference between SATA1 and SATA2 drives is the bandwidth(transfer speed).

SATA1 drives can transfer data at a rate of 1.5GB/S

SATA2 drives can transfer data at a rate of 3.0GB/S

The drives are interchangeable meaning it is possible to install a SATA2 drive
in a SATA1 motherboard and it will work but will only function as
a SATA1 drive. You can also plug a SATA1 into a SATA2 motherboard. GOOD LUCK!!!!!
Hey man, can you help me out too? I wanna know but I don't want to open up a new topic, can you tell me is WD2500KS-00MJB0 SATA1/2? :D
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Sata II > http://www.wdc.com/en/company/releas...7-ae27b9370d7c
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It's sata II 3.0GB/s. Here's a link to the specs.
http://www.newegg.com/product/produc...82E16822144701
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To Grandslammer, thanks heaps

I thoght I had bought a couple of SATA 2 drives but they don't say it on it, so I wasn't sure

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