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SATA 1.5 Gb/s to SATA 3 Gb/s ??

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  • Western Digital
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Last response: in Storage
January 19, 2010 8:52:09 AM

Hi Guys and Gals,
Please excuse my ignorance, I have 2 WD Raptors 150 Gb. (1.5 Gb/s). Is there a controller to make them ( 3 Gb/s) ?

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a c 415 G Storage
January 19, 2010 9:57:05 AM

The drive is what it is, a different controller won't help. It's like asking a moped to keep up with the traffic on the German Autobahn...

The sustained transfer rate of a Raptor is slower than that anyway, so even if you could somehow convert it to SATA Version 2 it wouldn't actually change the real-world performance.

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a b G Storage
January 19, 2010 10:48:56 AM

No, you will not be able to make your Raptors into SATA II drives.
Not a big issue though, SATA II is fully compatible with SATA I drives and vice verse.
As with above, your drive is no where close to using the full bandwidth of SATA I, you will see no changes in performance.
January 25, 2010 11:13:36 PM

Best answer selected by goody211.