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SATAI mode Toshiba DT01ACA100

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January 6, 2013 4:07:17 AM

Hi guys!

I want plug my HDD (Toshiba DT01ACA100, SATA 3) in old motherboard with SATA I support only (on VT8237 chipset). How swith this hdd to SATA I mode?

I found many council for Samsung, WB or Seagate hard drivers, but I have Toshiba hdd :pt1cable:  .

Best regards.
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January 6, 2013 4:22:58 AM

You won't notice any real-world difference with your drive in SATA 1 mode.

HDDs can be SATA 3 compatible, but they are not SATA 3 capable.
Your drive can transfer the contents of its 32MB buffer at SATA 3 speeds, but that's it.
No HDD can spin fast enough to Read/Write at SATA 3 speeds.
January 6, 2013 4:50:54 AM

Dereck47 said:
You won't notice any real-world difference with your drive in SATA 1 mode.

HDDs can be SATA 3 compatible, but they are not SATA 3 capable.
Your drive can transfer the contents of its 32MB buffer at SATA 3 speeds, but that's it.
No HDD can spin fast enough to Read/Write at SATA 3 speeds.


Thanks for the reply.

But I'm want know: how to make the hdd work with my motherboard that can only work in Sata1 mode (PT800CE-A motherboard on VT8237).
For details You be able to see for details http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/forum/243507-14-sata-comp...
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January 6, 2013 4:59:27 AM

SATA drives are backwards compatible so you don't have to do anything other than connect the drive to a SATA port on the motherboard.
January 6, 2013 6:13:50 AM

Yes, in theory, but there are exceptions, such as VT8237 controller (see the link given above).
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