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Will 3.0 G/s SATA Drive work in a 1.5 G/s System?

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April 2, 2007 4:45:28 PM

I have just a quick question.

I want to buy a SATA drive 3.0 G/s to put in my current system that supports 1.5 G SATA as a second hard drive. I plan to use the 3.0 G/s drive in my new system that I will build in the fall. The new system will support 3.0 G/s.

Thanks in advance.

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April 2, 2007 5:31:11 PM

Yes, some drives have a jumper on the back for 1.5/3.0 operation.
April 2, 2007 5:45:43 PM

Hey thanks.

Also, does anyone know if 3.0 G/s is noticeably faster than 1.5 G/s SATA? I just plan to use my PC for everyday normal stuff (nothing exotic), and play the occasional games.
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April 2, 2007 5:56:49 PM

Not much difference, and it's pretty hard to find SATA150 drive except the Raptors.
April 2, 2007 6:04:44 PM

There isn't any difference between SATA 300 and SATA 150 as far as speed goes as no drive will use even SATA 150 at its full capacity.

Case in point: the fastest SATA drives out there are the Raptors and they run at SATA 150.
April 2, 2007 6:20:58 PM

OK. I think I'll just go with a Raptor 1.5 G/s then. It should be adequate for my needs. Thanks for all your advice!
April 2, 2007 6:39:07 PM

You said you're not going to be using your PC for anything hardcore. Raptors are very hardcore. You won't notice the difference in everyday apps or the occasional game. Save yourself a couple hundred bucks and get a 7200RPM Seagate PR drive.
April 2, 2007 7:14:51 PM

Yeap you're better off with a Seagate Barrucuda, one of the few perpendicular technology HDD. Save you some dough and give you more space.
April 2, 2007 7:52:41 PM

As a Raptor user i have to add you can see a difference in seconds in games with lots of loading (like NWN2 i`m playing now),but as you said its up to the user to spend the extra cash for a couple of seconds.
April 2, 2007 9:16:39 PM

Yes, and I agree that for a hardcore gamer a Raptor might be worth it (except maybe now since the 1TB Hitachi's are faster), but for an average user its wayyy overkill. You can get a perfectly decent 160GB Seagate or WD for 60 bucks.
April 3, 2007 9:53:08 AM

Quote:
Hey thanks.

Also, does anyone know if 3.0 G/s is noticeably faster than 1.5 G/s SATA? I just plan to use my PC for everyday normal stuff (nothing exotic), and play the occasional games.



all of the seagate sata drives have the 1.5 gbps operation.

i wouldn't pay for a raptor expecially when you dont get a lot of space and you barely see the difference. its only for people who like to get the fastest stuff out

help yourself to a seagate 320gb hd.
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