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    Please could I have some advice? I'm looking to purchase a Seagate Barracuda 500GB SATA-600 7200RPM 16MB 3.5" Internal Hard Drive, brand new. I see that there are various types...'SATA' l or ll or lll? Please could you advise on correct connections? I'm running windows 7 Home premium with a dual core processor, I want to make sure the connection on the hard drive isn't the 'old' type (?), there's no picture of the connection on Ebay, how can I be sure please? Thank you

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    Send the Ebay link....if it is new it is probably eSATA and not IDE

    It says sata


    eSATA images below....pretty standard in most cases ...if it is eSATA and you have a eSATA ribbon cable 99% chance it will work
    https://www.google.com/search?hl=en&...CIzm8QSa8oCICQ
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    I'm running windows 7 Home premium with a dual core processor
    Those don't matter. What matters is your motherboard and what it supports, but you didn't tell us anything about your motherboard (or computer brand and model if store bought). And we don't know the exact model number (and therefore SATA version) of that drive either - for example Newegg sells these - both 500Gb, both Seagate Barracudas, both 7200RPM, both with 3.5 and both 16Mb, but one is SATA 3.0Gb/s and the other is 6.0Gb/s.

    That said, SATA drives are frontwards and backwards compatible - meaning, like USB, any device will (in theory, anyway) work in any port. The downside, however, is the throughput (data transfer speed) will be that of the slowest device.
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