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A stupid NooB question!

Discussion in 'How to: Building a PC, Modding, Overclocking' started by Gabriel, Jul 7, 2004.

  1. Gabriel

    Gabriel Techie7 New Member

    Hi guys, I'm building my first PC and the Gigabtye motherboard I've bought is advertised as "ATA133" ready but the hard drive I want uses a ATA100 interface. Is the motherboard downward compatible or do I have a problem?


    G :)
  2. jephree

    jephree ¨*·.¸ «.·°·..·°·.» ¸.·*¨

    should be compatable , Yes.

    should not be a problem.

    to be certain you might check the specs on mobo, but i've never seen such a problem at these speeds.
  3. Gabriel

    Gabriel Techie7 New Member

    Yeah I checked all the information I have on my motherboard and nowhere does it mention being ATA100 compatible...

    Might email Gigabyte. If not I think I'll just risk it!

    Do you know if the cables are different for ATA100/133?

    Thanks jephree

  4. DJNafey

    DJNafey UK site moderator

    Don't worry - it's definitely backwards-compatible. Gigabyte make some fantastic motherboards :)

    I'm not entirely sure about the cables to be honest. As far as I know, cables with blue connectors are ATA66/100 and cables with red connectors are ATA133/150. In any case, though, you'll be fine with either type if you're running an ATA100 hard disk (the cables will also be backwards-compatible).

    Good luck with your build :D