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3 Gb/s HD Compatible With 1.5 Gb/s SATA Ports?

  • Hard Drives
  • SATA
  • Compatibility
  • Motherboards
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Last response: in Storage
January 19, 2007 3:58:22 PM

Can I install the newer 3 Gb/s hard drives on a motherboard that has 1.5 Gb/s SATA ports without problems? I have a ASUS M2V motherboard? javascript:emoticon(':?')

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January 19, 2007 4:10:00 PM


ON some drives you might need to install a jumper. There should be instructions.
January 19, 2007 4:26:36 PM

it should be since there was change to the pinout or voltages. If it has a jumper like the Seagate 7200.10 series you would need to install it if not then it will probably just auto adjust. But if i were getting a new drive i would get the 7200.10 series since it has NCQ and PMR recording.