SATA Compatability

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  1. DVS SHO 93

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    I'm not currently running any SATA drives, but I would like to purchase one of the Hitachi TB drives when they're finally available. I'm using the Soyo K8usa mother board which has two SATA headers, however I can't find any specs on the speeds. Will the 3.0gb/sec drives work, or am I stuck with 1.5 gb/sec?
     
  2. Wolf68k

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    Read the manual?
    Because it's right there.
    http://www.soyousa.com/downloads/filedesc.php?id=2169

    Now I could be wrong, but I would think that the 3.0GB/s drive would work just run slower than they are able to. Don't quote me.

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    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Serial_ATA
    Nut shell: Yes you can use a SATAII (3Gb/sec) drive on a SATAI chipset, it will automatically run slower or you have to set the jumpers on the drive to do so. But it's also possible for it to not work at all.
     
  3. P07r0457

    P07r0457 New Member

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    a 3Gb/sec drive is backwards-compatible with 1.5Gb/sec controllers (mostly)... So it should gracefully down-grade itself to the slower interface.
     
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    dorkultra OT's resident crohns dude OT Supporter

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    i'm running a sata II seagate drive on one of my computers. the mobo only accepts sata I, so i'm stuck at that speed, which isn't much improvement over ata133
     
  5. Doc Brown

    Doc Brown Don't make me make you my hobby

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    There's not much to worry about it either way. Nothing has tapped out
    sata 150 yet.
    That's why Western Digital went with the 150 spec for the newest line of Raptors.
     
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    the drive, as stated above, should be backwards compatible.
     
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    my rawrptor 150 is SATA1
     
  8. DVS SHO 93

    DVS SHO 93 machine of hate

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    I had read it, and did not remember seeing that. Thanks.
     

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