Solved SATA hard drive question Tags: Hard Drives SATA Storage Last response: February 18, 2012 11:42 PM in Storage Share jmccarty13 February 14, 2012 6:49:25 PM ok so on every sata drive(laptop or desktop) that there is a 4 pin connector next to the power and data connectors. What is this for, i couldnt seem to find out on the internet and im curious? More about : sata hard drive question Best solution RealBeast a c 317 G Storage February 14, 2012 6:56:14 PM Those are actually jumpers (some drives have 4, some 8), although not generally used. HERE is an explanation of what they do on WD drives, and HERE for Seagate, which is pretty much just to set the drive to a 1.5Gbps mode. Share jmccarty13 February 18, 2012 11:42:05 PM Best answer selected by jmccarty13. m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources SolvedUsing PATA hard drive with SATA adapter Question Forum SolvedHard Drive question - sata vs sata 3 Forum SolvedSATA hard drive question Forum SolvedSata III non ssd hard drive question Forum Several question regarding SATA hard drive Forum Installing IDE hard drive into SATA system - quick question Forum Question about adding a second SATA hard drive that has Vista on it Forum Installing new WD sata hard drive question. Forum Using a hard drive (external, and internal SATA use)question Forum RAID and another SATA hard drive setup in new Dell question Forum Question on adding a hard drive to a SATA box. Forum Mobo and SATA hard drive question... Forum newbie questions about sata hard drive power Forum Using SATA hard drive but IDE drive to boot, and other questions Forum SolvedWTB: Intel Core 2 Duo 2.33 GHz T7600 2 Gb DDR2 667MHz Hard drive 7200 SATA (1T would be great) Forum SolvedSata ports for hard drive Forum SolvedSATA Controller Card. Any Way To Monitor Hard Drive Temperature? Forum Solvedcan i use a sata hard drive from my other computer to a new computer Forum SolvedSATA cable will not *click* with new hard drive Forum SolvedSATA 3.5'' Hard drive: I care about what it can do Forum More resources Read discussions in other Storage categories Hard Drives DVD Drives DVD Writers Optical Media Flash Media NAS/RAID SSD Western Digital !