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    Skiz's Avatar (_8(I)
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    I'm looking to add another drive to my PC, and was just fine adding a duplicate of what I currently have:

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    Model ID  	WDC WD3200KS-75PFB0
    			Serial Number  	WD-WCAPD1758895
    			Revision  	21.00M21
    			Device Type  	SATA-II
    			Parameters  	620181 cylinders, 16 heads, 63 sectors 
                                            per track, 512 bytes per sector
    			LBA Sectors  	625142448
    			Buffer  	16 MB
    			Multiple Sectors  	16
    			ECC Bytes  	50
    			Unformatted Capacity  	305245 MB
    I saw this drive, which may be the same, but from the Everest report, it lists my current drive as, "SATA-II", but the one in from the link only says, "SATA".

    Is this something I need to pay attention to?



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    Yes. (the faster drive will communicate with the slower drive...at the slower drives transfer rate.)

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    The link says: SATA 3.0Gb/s


    The 3.0Gb/s is SATA II

    Check here: http://www.intel.com/technology/seri...pdf/NP2108.pdf

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    It is the same drive.

    WD3200KS

    That's enough to identify the exact model.

    The only differences may be in the revision, which refers to the electronics on the circuit board and shouldn't concern you unless they've made a major balls up on one particular revision.
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