SATA 1.5GBS port on MB Tags: Motherboards Sata Hard Drives Overclocking Last response: March 2, 2007 2:20 PM in Overclocking Share lucas_donaldson March 2, 2007 1:27:15 PM The motherboard I'm buying says the SATA ports are 1.5GBS but the hard drive I'm buying is 3.0GBS. Will these components play well together? Will the hard drive just back down to the MB speed? Thanks in advance. More about : sata 5gbs port | E-mail me updates | Report abuse Register or log in to remove Hawkeye22 Motherboard Expert March 2, 2007 2:17:26 PM There should be a jumper on the drive that will set it to 1.5gb/s. | Report abuse razortonguekiss March 2, 2007 2:20:47 PM you should be fine; some drives are backwards compatible, and yas HawkEye said - there might be a jumper. you probably won't notice a difference in performance, not sure if the HD even uses all of SATA1 bandwidth, let alone SATA2. in any case, check the manufacturers website | Report abuse Ask the community Publish Tom's Hardware>Forum>Overclocking>SATA 1.5GBS port on MB> Related ressources: ForumWill adding a SSD on a Sata 1.5GB/s motherboard be a waste? Forum1.5Gb/s SATA mobo? ForumSeagate 1.5Gb/s , 3Gb/s jumper setting? ForumI have a seagate SATA 7200.8 1.5GB/s ? ForumSATA 3Gb/s & 1.5Gb/s HDs ForumWill an IDE optical drive (at 1.5gb/s ) work (with an adaptor) in a sat ForumWill SATA 600 drives work with sata 150 port mobos? Forum3gb/s vs 1.5gb/s performance ForumWill a SATA I (1.5) dvd rom slow my sata III (6GBs) hard drive to 1.5? ForumSATA 3.o compatible with SATA 1.5 ports? Forum2x WD Black 1TB in Raid 1 - one drive reporting 1.5GB/s ForumOptical Drives and SATA (and PATA) Saturation ForumOptical Drives (CD/DVD/Blu-Ray) and SATA (and PATA) Saturation ForumSSD at sata 3gb/s Forum6Gb/s HDD on 3Gb/s SATA motherboard ForumSATA II showing up as UDMA 6, is this normal? ForumHD sata II & sata III ForumFixed Voltage More resources Read discussions in other Overclocking categories CPUs Motherboards Memory Chipsets Heatsinks Water Cooling Intel AMD !