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#1 The Trip

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Posted 27 December 2004 - 03:58 PM

I bought a Hard Drive Cable that was labeled as an ATA 100, but it turns out it really is an ATA 133. Now my question is, will an ATA 133 Cable support an 100 Hard Drive (guessing that 133 has high transfer rates than 100). Please help.

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Posted 27 December 2004 - 04:34 PM

You have three different components for transferring data from the hard drive.

You have the hard drive itself, the cable, and the ATA device on the motherboard. In the situation that any of these are ATA100, but some are ATA133, then everything will run at the compatible speed, in this case 100. This is often referred to as backward compatible

To answer your specifc question, everything will work, but at the ATA100 speed, unless everything is ATA133.
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Posted 27 December 2004 - 10:00 PM

Thanks, now I can continue building my first (self-built) comp. :thumbsup: :flowers:




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