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Calling all smart people! I have a Maxtor 160gb HDD ( stm3160215as ). One day I was cleaning out my pc and i decided to pull my harddrives out. I noticed a jumper placed on the back of the harddrive, limiting it to 1.5Gb/s. My question is, if i remove the jumper, so that ill set it to 3Gb/s mode, will that pose a risk to any data on the harddrive? Thanks!
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I don't know that'll cause any damage, but as always, I'll advise you to do a back up of any data before you make changes. It's always better to do be safe than sorry. I'd also try find out why it was limited in the first place, but after doing a backup, I'd probably just experiment to be honest.
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Won't do anything so just leave it. The fastest mechanical drives work at less then 1.5 gbs. Just a little thing they put on their IDE drives for a now obsolete feature that doesn't increase speed.
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