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

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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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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.
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January 25, 2010 11:13:36 PM

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