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So i'm trying to find a 1TB HDD for a SATA I board, but most seem to be SATA II anyway, would there be any objection to installing a SATA II HDD even if I just used SATA I cable? Would it still run at SATA I or would it just refuse to recognise it?

 

Comp: Compaq Presario SR5019UK

 

HDD: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Hitachi-Hds721010cla332-3-5inch-7200rpm-Drive/dp/B002U22U6S/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=electronics&qid=1280390408&sr=8-1

 

OR

 

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Samsung-HD103SJ-7200RPM-Internal-Drive/dp/B002MQC0P8/ref=sr_1_5?ie=UTF8&s=electronics&qid=1280390559&sr=8-5

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The SATA II specification is backward compatible with the original SATA specification so that would not be an issue. Some drives require you to use a jumper setting to force it to 150Mbps but you should be fine otherwise.

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oki dokes, thanks :D

 

Also, when I looked at the specs of this mini pc, it said 2x sata connectors and 1x PATA but having looked inside there are clearly 4x SATA lol :/ Bit confused:

 

Here's mobo specs:

 

http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?docname=c00906129&tmp_task=prodinfoCategory&lc=en&dlc=en&cc=us&lang=en&product=3397528

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