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So I've got a Maxtor 320GB Sata hard drive and I've just read it and I think It may be limited to 1.5GB/S by the jumpers, I've taken some pics of the drive and jumper position. Also If the jumper is in the wrong position should I remove it completely like the picture?




The blue thing is the jumper block.
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No jumpers is what you want.
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Ah thought so, It wouldn't corrupt my files or anything like that would it? And is there any software that would show how many GB/s?
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Don't worry about your files.

As for the bandwidth, use HDTachhttp://www.simplisoftware.com/Public...request=HdTach. The connection is labeled as "burst speed".
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Worked fine thanks guys +rep
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post #6 of 9
probably won't notice any differnce though.
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post #7 of 9
If u have only 1 sata drive then you don't need any jumpers but once you have more than one you would need it. And there is really a neglagable diffrence between 1.5gb and 3.0gb/s i don't think the entire 3gb is even used.
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Originally Posted by Metalica732 View Post
And there is really a neglagable diffrence between 1.5gb and 3.0gb/s i don't think the entire 3gb is even used.
Meh.....this depends on how much cache the drives have. The greater the cache, the more difference the bus speed makes.
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Actual HDD speeds are >150MB/s IIRC. You're fine either way
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