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Are  ATA-33 bus(s)es forwards compatible?

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Can you run an ATA-133 drive on ATA-33 bus?  If so what are the considerations?
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Sure ... no consideration at all ==> except, of course, the transfers will only be at ATA33 speed.
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... technically, however, the ATA33 bus isn't "forward compatible" ==> the DRIVE is actually "backwards compatible"
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Brilliant answer thank you
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You're welcome.
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