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 : ForumBenifits of using USB 3.0 with SATA 1 ForumWill 3.0 G/s SATA Drive work in a 1.5 G/s System ? ForumUsing a 6850 in a pci-e 1.0 slot & older system ForumCan SATA 6. 0 replace SATA 1.5 HD? ForumSeagate SATA 1.5gbps/3.0 gbps Jumper Question ForumSATA 3.0 Gbit/s drive with SATA 1.5 Gbit/s controller ForumPossible HDD Failure (Seagate Barracuda 3.5 " SATA 6. 0 Gb/s ST2000DM001) ForumGA-Z68X-UD4-B 3 Using both Intel SATA6.0 reduces PCIeX16 to X4? ForumWill SATA1.0 MOBO accept a new SATA3.0 drive? ForumSataII 3 gb in raid 0 or 1 vs single sata III 6gb ForumSeagate Barracuda ST1000DM003 1 TB 7200 RPM SATA 6. 0 Gb/s 3.5 \ ForumMobo:GA-MA785GT-UD 3 H (rev. 1.0 ) with HDD-WD10EARX- Sata3 Issue ForumMobo:GA-MA785GT-UD 3 H (rev. 1.0 ) and HDD- Sata3 :WD10EARX Issue ForumCan I run a SATA 1.5 Gb/s HDD through a SATA 3.0 Gb/s port? ForumWill usb 3.0 work with sata 1.5 gbs hard drives ForumCan I plug a 3.0 gb/sec ( sata 2) hard drive on a motherboard with a 1.5 gb/sec (s ForumBest Cpu cooler for ~40 Forum[Solved] Noise at system's start up ForumVideo card upgrade on Dell XPS 400 system ForumTranslator unhappy with system performance More resources Read discussions in other Components categories Power supplies Sound cards NICs Akasa Antec Cooler Master Cougar DeepCool Enermax !