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Help buying a 2nd HDD

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by D4rkC1own187, Feb 3, 2007.

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  1. D4rkC1own187

    D4rkC1own187 Thread Starter

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    Hi.

    I'm thinking about buying a 2nd HDD for my computer that one I have can't take it anymore. I’m not sure which one to get I was thinking about getting this one from Fry's http://shop3.outpost.com/product/5080555 but it says Serial ATA/300. Do I need to get one that says Serial ATA/150? If that is the case what else do I need to look for when buying a HDD.

    Motherboard description:
    Motherboard manufacturer's name: ASUS P5LP-LE
    HP/Compaq name: Limestone-GL8E

    Serial ATA;
    4 SATA connectors
    Each connector supports 1 serial ATA-150 disk drive
    http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/...cc=us&product=470506&dlc=en&docname=c00379422
     
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    Most SATA 3Gb/s drives work fine on SATA 1.5Gb/s systems, and when they don't there's a jumper you can set to reduce teh drive to SATA 1.5GB/s operation.
     
  3. D4rkC1own187

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    thanks for the reply. I was geting worry that no one was going to reply my thread.

    so most SATA 3gb/s work okay with a 1.5gb/s. where can i find the jumper if it doesn't work?
     
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    On the back of the drive, but you'll want to check the documentation that comes with the drive or look it up on the manufacturer's website. But don't change the jumper if you don't have too, try the drive first and it it fails to be detected then jumper it down.
     
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    today i bought the Seagate 500GB HDD with Ultra ATA/100 interface with 8MB cache and the system requirement is ATA/IDE interface (Ultra ATA/100 recommended) is this compatible with my Serial ATA if not, so i can return and get one that say SATA/300. if it does work wouldn't it run slow compare to a SATA. i need the hardrive to save big files like movies, videos and games.
     
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    They are two different connectors/interfaces. But the computer may have a free spot to connect that type of drive as well. It would connect to the port labeled IDE on the diagram at the HP link you gave. You can have two drives attached to that cable. If both are used already then exchange the drive for a SATA one.
     
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