Solved New Harddrive, set to 3gb/s or 1.5 gb/s? Tags: Hard Drives Cache Storage Last response: January 6, 2010 10:51 PM in Storage Share RiP_Dimebag January 6, 2010 10:15:33 PM I just got a new 32mb cache, 7200rpm, 500gb harddrive capable of 3gb/s. How do I know if my system is capable of utilizing the 3gb/s setting or not. Thanks in advance. More about : harddrive set 3gb RiP_Dimebag January 6, 2010 10:40:23 PM OK. I found out my MB does support it. Is it worth using it? Are there any adverse affects, such as shortened drive life or anything? m 0 l Best solution leon2006 a b G Storage January 6, 2010 10:51:33 PM Use it. It has no effect on the reliability of your HD. Share Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources Solved6Gb/s drives set to run at 3Gb/s speed question Forum RAID 5, 4 disks, 3 say 3Gb/s transfer, 1 only 1.5 Gb/s Forum SATA 3gb/s vs. 1.5gb/sec - backward compat? Forum 3Gb/s - 1.5 Gb/s compatibility Forum 3gb/s vs 1.5gb/s performance Forum 1.5 gb/s?! 3gb/s?! HELP Forum Raid Performance 1.5Gb/s -vs- 3Gb/s Forum SATA 3Gb/s & 1.5Gb/s HDs Forum new SATA 3.0 Gb/s harddrive question Forum My Asus k7Upgrade-880 has only 1,5 gb/s & my new HDD has 3 Gb/s Forum Transferring operating systems & settings from backup to new harddrive Forum More resources Read discussions in other Storage categories Hard Drives DVD Drives DVD Writers Optical Media Flash Media NAS/RAID SSD Western Digital !