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Old 04-21-2009, 02:07 AM   #1
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Default hard drive question, sata 1.5 and 3.0

im looking into getting a new hard drive. My motherboard supports sata 1.5gbs, the only 1.5gbs one I can find is a WD raptor 74gb for $125cdn..more than I want to spend. All the other ones are 3.0gbs, so my question is can i use a 3.0 in a 1.5 board? And will it be noticeabley faster than my Ultra ata 100 ide drive?

My IDE drive is NOISY, so i wouldnt mind even if it wouldnt be much faster.
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Old 04-21-2009, 02:24 AM   #2
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It will work! It is fully backwards compatible.
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Old 04-21-2009, 07:35 AM   #3
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yeah but he wont be able to reach sata 3.0 speeds only 1.5
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yeah but he wont be able to reach sata 3.0 speeds only 1.5
SATA 3.0 has nothing to do with speed, it's all about thoroughput, unless things have changed since the last time I heard anything about it, SATA 3.0 is about as useful as PCI-E 2.0...
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Old 04-21-2009, 11:11 AM   #5
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Default Re: hard drive question, sata 1.5 and 3.0

Don't worry bout it, just buy a SATAII 3.0gbs drive and it will work.
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Default Re: hard drive question, sata 1.5 and 3.0

Yeah, I did that not very long ago for the lappy in my sig.
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yeah but he wont be able to reach sata 3.0 speeds only 1.5
ugghhh...

his like 99% of harddrives around cant saturate the SATA1 bus....

speed is limited by the drives... not the SATA standard...
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Default Re: hard drive question, sata 1.5 and 3.0

ok the biggest difference between sata 1.5gb and sata 3gb is that sata 3gb supports this:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Native_Command_Queuing

Basically it totally destroys cpu overhead, enhances the firmware, and allows less movement in the drive.. And can make full use of 16mb and 32mb cache (well probably not 32mb)
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