ATA 33, ATA 66 and ATA 100

Damien Elmes resolve at
Fri Aug 31 19:34:15 EST 2001

Irena and Richard Jenkins <rjenkins at> writes:

> One little techincal question... if a computer motherboard is set up
> for an IDE hard drive ... and presumably that means ATA 33 because the
> m/board was made in 1996/7 ... then if I connect one of the current
> ATA 100 hard drives ... will it work properly?  Or do I have to
> purchase a special ATA 100 controller or look for a second hand ATA 66
> hard disk??

they're backwards compatible.


Damien Elmes
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