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    SATA Drive replacement question

    I need to replace a Western Digital SATA Hard Drive model number WD1600BEVT

    I know there are three types of SATA (1,2 and 3 I believe the only difference is speed)

    I believe the WD drive is SATA 2 can I replace it with a SATA 3 or a SATA 1?

    Its a 160gb disc can I replace it with one of larger capacity? is there a limit on how big I can go?

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    Depends on the controller/ hardware is has come from.

    If it has sata2 then it should handle sata1 as well.

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    To the best of my knowledge, SATA is fully backwards compatible.

    You can run a SATA1 drive with a SATA3 controller and a SATA3 drive with a SATA1 controller for example.

    Unless you're running an old OS or computer, you should be fine upgrading to a larger hard disk. Generally speaking XP, Vista and 7 all work with 1TB+

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    Yeah, chuck anything in. Although shop around for your prices still, the effects of the Thailand flooding haven't receded completely... the capacity/value curve is all over the place still.

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    Pun intended?

    Ben

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    Quote Originally Posted by plexer View Post
    Pun intended?

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    Oh, fully

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    It shouldn't really matter what version you go for, though SATA III are quite expensive still. The difference between them is that SATA I is 1.5GB/s, II is 3GB/s and III is 6GB/s (supposedly). If you currently have a SATA II disk then you're probably best off going for the same. If you get a SATA III the controler will knock it down to whatever speed it can handle but should still work.

    p.s. Hope that made sense, I haven't had enough caffine yet !

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