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 Hawkeye22 a b V Motherboard March 2, 2007 2:17:26 PM There should be a jumper on the drive that will set it to 1.5gb/s. 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 Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources Will adding a SSD on a Sata 1.5GB/s motherboard be a waste? Forum 1.5Gb/s SATA mobo? Forum Seagate 1.5Gb/s , 3Gb/s jumper setting? Forum I have a seagate SATA 7200.8 1.5GB/s ? Forum SATA 3Gb/s & 1.5Gb/s HDs Forum Will an IDE optical drive (at 1.5gb/s ) work (with an adaptor) in a sat Forum Will SATA 600 drives work with sata 150 port mobos? Forum 3gb/s vs 1.5gb/s performance Forum Will a SATA I (1.5) dvd rom slow my sata III (6GBs) hard drive to 1.5? Forum SATA 3.o compatible with SATA 1.5 ports? Forum 2x WD Black 1TB in Raid 1 - one drive reporting 1.5GB/s Forum Optical Drives and SATA (and PATA) Saturation Forum Optical Drives (CD/DVD/Blu-Ray) and SATA (and PATA) Saturation Forum SSD at sata 3gb/s Forum 6Gb/s HDD on 3Gb/s SATA motherboard Forum SATA II showing up as UDMA 6, is this normal? Forum HD sata II & sata III Forum Fixed Voltage Forum More resources Read discussions in other Overclocking categories CPUs Motherboards Memory Chipsets Heatsinks Water Cooling Intel AMD !