1.5gbps HDD?

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by MaxOnMac, Dec 9, 2007.

  1. MaxOnMac macrumors newbie

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    In breaking up an old data centre, I aquired an 80gb Maxtor SATA hard drive. However, it says 1.5gbps, and all the installaton guides I have read recommend a minimum speed of 3gbps. Will this one run fine?

    I'm only planning to use it as extra storage until I get a new 500gb drive after christmas. And I don't know how old it is :confused:

    Thanks in advance,

    Max
     
  2. Umbongo macrumors 601

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  3. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus

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    That's the theoretical interface speed. 1.5Gbps = SATA 1, 3 Gbps = SATA 2. 2 is backwards compatible to 1. It's all a pissing match anyway: no drive gets close to 1.5Gps let alone 3...
     
  4. MaxOnMac thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks for the quick response, worked a treat.
     

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