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Old 10-04-2006, 10:59 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi,

I am mourning the death of a hard-drive, and shopping for a new one.

My motherboard accepts Serial ATA Controllers and lists its inputs as follows :
Serial ATA Controller: 2 Serial ATA-150 controllers support 2 SATA-150 disk drives.

The new drive I am looking at is a Western Digital Caviar SE16 WD2500KS 250GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive

It is my understanding that the 3.0Gb/s jumper will be incompatible with the 150s currently installed.

Is this a problem? Will the existing jumpers work correctly with the newer, faster disk drive?

And if not, how easy is it to replace or upgrade to the faster 3.0Gb jumpers? Is this a pricey upgrade?

I appreciate any and all insight.

Thanks in advance for your help.
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Old 10-04-2006, 11:05 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Your motherboard only runs SATA 150, you'll need a jumper to set the new hard drive to run at 150 or else it wouldn't work. Most SATAII come with this jumper.
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thanks. i'll look into SATAII rather than SATA
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Here's a good deal
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822136003
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