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Sata 6.0Gbps Drive on a 1.5Gbps Card

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Hey guys,

I'm upgrading an old system. I have a SATA 1.5Gbps PCI card installed. According to SATA spec, I should be able to use a SATA 6.0Gbps drive on a 1.5Gbps card, right?

I know this obviously won't even touch 6.0Gbps speeds, but that's what WD has it listed as: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822136769

It's cheap and according to some benchmarks, pretty darn quick.

So...no issues there, right?

Thanks.
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Works fine, SATA is backwards compatible like you said. Mechanical HDDs cant even max out sata150 spec anyways.
    
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Thank you. I know you can do Sata 6.0gbps on a 3.0gbps port, but I wasn't sure about 1.5gbps.
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the sata 2 and sata 3 are all forward and backwards compatible. you are fine.
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