Hey quick noob question, I'm building a system with two Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 ST3500320AS 500GB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drives and a ABIT IX38 Quad GT Motherboard. The HDD's have jumpers set to limit them to 1.5GB/s, my mobo has (8) 3.0GB/s SATA connectors so should I remove the jumper? On the Seagate website it identifies the Jumper Block as "factory use only".
Quick follow-up question, if I should remove the jumpers how the F do I get the tiny little things outta there?
Yeah, I think you got the right answer. I got one of their 320gb and it did come with the jumper 1.5 limit on by default. I used a tiny pair of tweezers to change it to the correct position for my board. It should be labeled on top of the unit.
Mine also had a large ding on it....stupid newegg....but since it worked I didn't feel like sending it back.