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PATA Hard Drive Swap - Do I have to match data transfer modes?

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Take a look at the table titled Features introduced with each ATA revision on the following Wikipedia page:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Parallel_ATA#EIDE_and_ATA-2

If I'm swapping out one PATA drive for another, how much effort do I need to put into matching the ATA standard (data transfer mode) of the old drive with the replacement drive?
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