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How can you tell which Sata is Sata 1.0 or Sata 2.0?

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November 3, 2012 10:51:37 AM

I just picked up a free computer, and here is the motherboard:

H-RS880-uATX (Aloe)
http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?docname=c01...

It appears to be an OEM motherboard, so I'm not sure if there is a owners manual for it.

How can I figure this out? I want to use the 2.0 ports for my SSD and HHD.

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a c 151 V Motherboard
November 3, 2012 11:11:52 AM

You may need a magnifyer to figure it out but it is printed on the motherboard next to the ports. I tried the motherboard layout tab from your link but the diagram is illegible on my computer. The layout does show where the printing is located that corresponds to the ports.
Hope it helps a little, time to get the magnifying glass out I think.
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November 3, 2012 6:22:31 PM

No where can I find what it says on the motherboard...

I'm not asking what 'port number' or what 'sata number' each port is. It does say "SATA1", "SATA2", and so on..., but nowhere does it say which SATA ports are SATA 1.0 and SATA 2.0.

I'm not sure how I can figure this out... my notebook was stolen and I picked up a free compute - this: HP p6314f

However, it didn't come with a hard drive, power supply, ram, OEM OS sticker authentication, etc.. I already had an SSD (Intel 330 series), HDD, ram sticks, quiet Seasonic power supply...

Stupidly I bought Windows 8 OEM, kind-of wondering if I should have bought Windows 7. The generic drivers work good, not sure if I will be able to install HD Radeon 4200 graphics driver (unsuccessfully made a couple attempts) - don't really care at this time since it seems to handle videos just fine, and my WEI is an adequate 4.2 score.

Regardless, I just want to make sure I have my SSD hooked up to a SATA 2.0 port
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November 3, 2012 6:26:33 PM

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I tried looking at my device manager, but I'm not all that good with computers...
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November 3, 2012 7:11:22 PM

I'm curious why the hp (see first link) specification list both Sata 1.0 and Sata 2.0 in the "Internal Connectors"?

Do the different colored sata ports mean anything?
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a c 716 V Motherboard
November 3, 2012 10:04:23 PM

Lone Fox said:
I'm curious why the hp (see first link) specification list both Sata 1.0 and Sata 2.0 in the "Internal Connectors"?

Do the different colored sata ports mean anything?

You'd have to read the manual as to 'why', the colors may have some reliance for 'booting' priority or installation. Often, as an example, SATA ports 1-4 can be AHCI or IDE (better for booting/primary drives) and the remainder IDE and/or specific ports used for RAID. I noted in the description 'RAID' support which may explain the color-coded SATA ports.

If it lists SATA rev 1 & rev 2 it's probably because SATA2 is backwards compatible with SATA1 devices, in much the same way SATA3 supports both SATA2 and SATA1.
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November 4, 2012 1:29:55 PM

And remember to google your motherboard model and check for specs. That should get you the exact specifications
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