Backwards compatible with earlier SATA drives?

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by lyew, Feb 10, 2008.

  1. lyew macrumors newbie

    Feb 2, 2008
    I saw this in a thread somewhere, but does anyone know (or has anyone tried) if older SATA 1.5 drives will work in the new Mac Pro? Are there issues running SATA 1.5 drives alongside SATA-II drives?
  2. lyew thread starter macrumors newbie

    Feb 2, 2008
    I'm going to answer this question myself. I just installed a SATA 1.5 HDD into my MP and it works beautifully!!!
  3. chickenninja macrumors 6502


    Feb 13, 2008
    inside my skull
    if the one is writting to the other there will be a slight performance loss, because the one talks faster than the other can listen. where da scsi at?
  4. benpatient macrumors 68000

    Nov 4, 2003
    the older drive will be slightly slower, but not because of the earlier SATA interface.

    SATA is forwards and backwards compatible. wikipedia is your friend!

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