[clug] SATA-1 SATA-2 Compatibility

Andrew Janke a.janke at gmail.com
Mon Jan 11 17:34:32 MST 2010

> I've never used SATA in a home machine before and all the systems at work come with
> matching drives.  All the TB+ drives I see for sale online are SATA-2 so my question is:
> Would a SATA-2 disk work with a SATA-1 interface?

Yes, all SATA-II drives are supposed to be backwards compatible.  Some
however require you to set a jumper to force them to drop back to

Andrew Janke
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