SATA2 HDD compatible with 945GC motherboard?

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    Hi, my brother's HDD has started going dead, so he is buying a new one ASAP. He has an Intel 945GC motherboard, so I am not sure if it will be compatible with a SATA2 HDD or not. If it will be compatible, are there any other compatibility performance issues he needs to keep in mind?

    I am suggesting a 500GB WD or Seagate HDD to him @ 2.5k approx. If you have a better suggestion or a specific model suggestion, please post :)
     
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    afaik, 945GC chipset supports sata and sata2. Why don't you just check the spec sheet in the motherboard manual and what's the exact model number?

    also, go for WD 500Gb for now.
     
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    From what I read, the SATA2 HDD will work with the motherboard :)

    WD is not in stock - he asked in 5-6 different shops (in Lucknow). And the Seagate 500 GB one is available for Rs 3300! Samsung 500 GB is around 3000. Sounds very expensive, but he may not have any other option :(
     
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    Well if WD is not available try some online shops. Prices are a ok depends on place you live in!
     
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    Even if the board doesn't supports SATA2 the HDD should work (though in SATA 1) mode when plugged in the mobo.
     
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    It should support sata2.
     
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