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Mix sata and ide drives


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Hello,
I am just 4 days into my whs experience. So far so good but I have one question that I could not seem to find on the forum.

Is it ok to mixed SATA drives with IDE drives? Is there a performance hit?

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Yup, there is no technical reason not. IDE drives can hit a theoretical 133MB/sec, while SATA is 150MB/sec & 300MB/sec for 1st and 2nd gen respectively. I've mixed them in past without any trouble. That's part of the beauty of Drive Extender that it is agnostic to the underlying hardware.

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Oh, of course. USB2 has a theoretical max of 60MB/sec much lower than either EIDE or SATA. It will work though.

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