Serial ATA Compatibility

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Black Bird
Joined: 03/17/2010
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Are SATA II Drives backwards compatible with SATA Connectors?

I Have a PCI to SATA adapter that's SATA I but i want to know if its compatible with SATA II drives

The Adapter is a Silicon Image SiI 3114

dustyschaffner's picture
Joined: 06/02/2009
Posts: 334

normally you can use a SATAII drive with a SATAI board, kindof like how you can plug a USB 2.0 device into a USB 1.1 port