Hard Drive Limited to 1.5 GB/sec?
January 14, 2009 11:59 AM Subscribe
So I'm installing a new Seagate 500GB SATA HDD in my PC, when I notice, for the first time somehow, a jumper that limits the drive to 1.5 GB/s. What's that all about?
posted by Avenger50 to computers & internet (6 answers total)
Limits to 1.5GB/s as opposed to, I'm assuming, the 3.0GB/s advertised with most modern SATA drives, including the one I bought. Upon further investigation, both my other drives are running with the jumper on, limiting my transfer speeds.
I understand that 3.0 GB/s isn't even considered possible really, but why 1.5GB/s? And do I want it limited for just your standard, non-RAID gaming configuration? What does it all mean?