SATA I and SATA II Compatibility?

I currently have a SATA 150 drive running on a SATA 150 interface and would like to purchase a new HD. My questions is, would I be able to run a SATA 3.0 drive on my SATA 150 interface? In the future, it would allow me to keep the newer drive without having to upgrade, again.
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  1. Yes they are compatable. SATA II drives have a jumper that comes enabled for 1.5 ghz of SATAI. If you get a SATA II pci-e card or compatible mobo then just remove the jumper to enable the faster speed.

    Good luck. Also check out the new perpendicular drives for even more speed and size.
  2. I agree - they'll run. Not all drives have a jumper though - I have 6 of the HDS 250GB sata drives, 4@ 150 and 2@ 3.0 - no jumpers. (I looked - I thought I'd missed something) Some high end controllers will even display the speed of the drives.
  3. Thanks guys, I appreciate the help! I was unable to find any of that information on any sites.
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