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

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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Frosty555,

"Compatibility issues I would think are isolated to the capacity of the disk - which needs to be supported by the motherboard. Anything else would be a very rare circumstances only applicable to a really old system."

Is the capacity issue associated with addressing technologies? Can you point me to a link that explains the issue?
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Great articles. Thanks!
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