re SATA: if your motherboard/controller card has a SATA controller, you'll be able to connect to it a SATA2 hard drive, but you won't benefit from the newer features of SATA2. as far as the speed goes, SATA is fast enough, current desktop hard drives aren't fast enough to reach the limit of SATA.
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