Using a sata 3 0 in a 1 5 system Tags: SATA Compatibility Components Last response: February 21, 2010 11:51 AM in Components Share tgaston34 February 21, 2010 2:00:56 AM Hello, Can you put a Sata 3.0 in an old system the is only compatible to a Sata 1.5 and if so. How do you do it. More about : sata system enzo matrix February 21, 2010 5:36:48 AM Depends on how old. What expansion slots do you have? 13thmonkey February 21, 2010 8:45:48 AM should work, may need to set a jumper on the drive to force 1.5, but should autodetect, they are all backward compatible. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer vvhocare5 February 21, 2010 11:51:01 AM They are indeed backwards compatible Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources Benifits of using USB 3.0 with SATA 1 Forum Will 3.0 G/s SATA Drive work in a 1.5 G/s System ? Forum Using a 6850 in a pci-e 1.0 slot & older system Forum Can SATA 6. 0 replace SATA 1.5 HD? Forum Seagate SATA 1.5gbps/3.0 gbps Jumper Question Forum SATA 3.0 Gbit/s drive with SATA 1.5 Gbit/s controller Forum Possible HDD Failure (Seagate Barracuda 3.5 " SATA 6. 0 Gb/s ST2000DM001) Forum GA-Z68X-UD4-B 3 Using both Intel SATA6.0 reduces PCIeX16 to X4? Forum Will SATA1.0 MOBO accept a new SATA3.0 drive? Forum SataII 3 gb in raid 0 or 1 vs single sata III 6gb Forum Seagate Barracuda ST1000DM003 1 TB 7200 RPM SATA 6. 0 Gb/s 3.5 \ Forum Mobo:GA-MA785GT-UD 3 H (rev. 1.0 ) with HDD-WD10EARX- Sata3 Issue Forum Mobo:GA-MA785GT-UD 3 H (rev. 1.0 ) and HDD- Sata3 :WD10EARX Issue Forum Can I run a SATA 1.5 Gb/s HDD through a SATA 3.0 Gb/s port? Forum Will usb 3.0 work with sata 1.5 gbs hard drives Forum Can I plug a 3.0 gb/sec ( sata 2) hard drive on a motherboard with a 1.5 gb/sec (s Forum Best Cpu cooler for ~40 Forum [Solved] Noise at system's start up Forum Video card upgrade on Dell XPS 400 system Forum Translator unhappy with system performance Forum More resources Read discussions in other Components categories Power supplies Sound cards NICs Akasa Antec Cooler Master Cougar DeepCool Enermax !