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Hard drives on via sata/pci usb 2.0 cards


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#1 daman22

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Posted 24 November 2010 - 09:28 AM

ok, so i have an ide mobo, but I have a via vt6421 sata chipset installed, as well as a usb 2.0 pci card.

I am, or at least soon, will run low on space. I was looking at 2 drives on sale at bestbuy for black friday. link: http://www.blackfriday.info/sales/best-buy-black-friday-ad.html

will the WD sata work on the via 6421? and will the seagate usb 2.0 work on a pci card? I only need 1, not both, but what will be my best option? what i will likely do is move all my music form my current drives, which i have on both installed drives, to the new one i buy, if thats possible. The seagate has a built in backup software from what ive read.

Ive read the WD is Sata II, but its not on the official site, i read it elsewhere. But Ive also read it comes with the jumper settings set to sata 1 at default. my via chipset doesnt say if its 6421A or 6421L, which i read L will cause problems regarding speed settings. I havent found anything at all, good or bad, about compatibility with 6421A. how can i know which i have?

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Posted 25 November 2010 - 12:04 PM

ok, well supposedly from my research sata drives and via chipsets arent very compatible... so would the usb drive work fine?




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