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

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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  1. yes.

    ON some drives you might need to install a jumper. There should be instructions.
  2. 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.
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