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October 26, 2012 3:06:44 PM

Hi guys. I was cleaning up my PC and found a jumper on my HDD that limits it to 1.5gp/s transfer rate. Without it, it would work on its full speed of 3gb/s. Its a Seagate Barracuda 160gb HDD 7200rpm, SATA2. Is it safe to remove the jumper and allow it to have a transfer rate of 3gb/s instead of 1.5gb/s like with the jumper?

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a c 265 G Storage
October 26, 2012 3:13:29 PM

Yes if your board supports SATA II (3GB) or better. If your board is SATA150 then leave it in place!
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October 26, 2012 4:38:34 PM

rolli59 said:
Yes if your board supports SATA II (3GB) or better. If your board is SATA150 then leave it in place!


Yes. My motherboard supports both SATA2 and SATA3. This is an old HDD from 2007 and i remember i had a board which uses SATA150
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October 26, 2012 4:45:22 PM

Best answer selected by lazar_99.
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a c 265 G Storage
October 26, 2012 8:50:00 PM

When they first came out with SATA 3GB drives they had the jumper to force them to SATA 150 connection for older boards which many had issues with the new drives then.
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