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How do I know if I have SATA or SATA2?

post #1 of 6
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My hard drive just came and I want to install it, so how do I know if I should set the jumpers for SATA or SATA2? I can't find a documentation on it, so is there a program that can tell me?
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Umm... look up your dell on the internet and see if the motherboard takes Sata or Sata2.
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Umm... look up your dell on the internet and see if the motherboard takes Sata or Sata2.
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I can't find a documentation on it,
I said I couldn't find the right documentation that would tell me that.

EDIT: nevermind, I found the right documentation here so I guess it's sata.
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I said I couldn't find the right documentation that would tell me that.

EDIT: nevermind, I found the right documentation here so I guess it's sata.
if your motherboard supports 3.0Gigs/s HD transfer rate, then you have SATA2 Supported.
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Most all are auto compatible. But then again better set the jumpers...

But my 150 drives run fine on 300 controllers and it is really the other way around--jumper to 150 if your mobo does not support 300.
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post #6 of 6
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Ok the drive is working fine now. I formatted it with Acronis because I couldn't find where to do it with windows. It's at 1.5gb/s because it says my mobo supports sata, it doesn't say sata2.
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