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Use newer 2.5" SATA disks in a MacBook or Mac mini
Authored by: lukec on Feb 25, '08 08:20:40AM

I'm confused too.

I have a 2.16Ghz macbook pro and I put an aftermarket Seagate momentus 7200.2 in it. As far as I know the drive is a Sata2 drive. Could it be that some of the newer drives won't downgrade from sata2 to sata1 automatically ? I'm using the ICH7 chipset.

So either:
1) I'm wrong about the connection speed of my drive
2) the hint is wrong about how drives negotiate connections and really the issue is not that sata2 drives are incompatible with ICH7, but that some newer drives won't support SATA1.

Luke



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