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Old 06-04-2008, 08:24 PM   #1
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Default Buying a new hard drive

My old hard drive just went, it was a maxtor 120bg IDE. I'm looking at getting a sata but I think my motherboard only supports 1.5/gb and those seem to be obsolete/very fuckin expensive. Heres my motherboard http://www.newegg.com/product/produc...82E16813131569

Will I be able to run a sata 3.0 gb? like this one
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822136075
Or do I need to go back to IDE?
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Old 06-04-2008, 08:52 PM   #2
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Default Re: Buying a new hard drive

You are correct, your mobo only supports hdd withs a transfer rate of 1.5gb/s. So, the one that you have listed won't work for you.

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Old 06-04-2008, 08:54 PM   #3
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Wait are you sure?
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You can use that drive. SATA 3Gb/s drives are backwards compatible with 1.5Gb/s systems.

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Old 06-04-2008, 09:03 PM   #5
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You can use the drive you chose. They have a jumper that limits it's output to 1.5Gb/s so it can be used with older systems.
Would you recommend the one I picked out or shall I get a different one? I don't wanna spend no more than $60
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Yall confusing me so im sure madslavegarden is confused too...
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SATA 3Gb/s

SATA 3Gb/s interface speed enables up to 300MB/s data transfer rates.

* SATA 3Gb/s enables the highest level of performance, while maintaining desktop cost structures.

* SATA 3Gb/s facilitates bandwidth aggregation for multiple devices, enabling max throughput as well as, higher cache through put performance in single drive configurations.

* 100% backward compatible with 1.5Gb/s SATA.

* No software, driver or cable upgrades required.
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Alright thanks, I'm too dumb to research.
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Would you recommend the one I picked out or shall I get a different one? I don't wanna spend no more than $60
WD makes a very nice drive. Very reliable.

If you don't mind spending a little more, the Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 ST3250310AS 250GB drive for $57.99 (free shipping) would be another good choice. Lots more space, very reliable and quiet.
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Old 06-04-2008, 10:19 PM   #10
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Am i seeing right ? 3 GB hard drives.
Do you mean 3 GB of RAM.
Hard Drives of 100 GB are the norm these days.
3 GB won't install an OS.
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