Maxtor 500gb hard drive. Sata 150 jumper

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by quadgirl, Sep 21, 2006.

  1. quadgirl macrumors regular

    Aug 3, 2006
    I recently installed a Maxtor 6H500F0 (DiamondMax 11) 500gb drive into the B slot of my Quad G5. When I installed the drive I didn't notice that it had a jumper pin for Sata 150 mode. Should I remove the drive and change the pin or is it ok in Sata 2 mode?
  2. Macinposh macrumors 6502a

    Jun 7, 2006
    I did accidentaly the same thing with maxtor proline 500GBs.

    I did xbench benchmark it with the with and without jumpers, and it was basically the same on different runs. Some were better and some poorer.

    So no,they didnt make a difference for me.
  3. quadgirl thread starter macrumors regular

    Aug 3, 2006
    I just ran xbench on it (in Sata 2 mode) and the first run threw up some very slow results (eg 10.10 MB/sec on sequential write 4k Blocks) but then went to 88 MB sec on the second run (in fact everthing was faster the second time). I did perform a third test and it was completely different again. It seems that Xbench isn't accurate on the drive testing.
  4. Abulia macrumors 68000


    Jun 22, 2004
    Kushiel's Scion
    Yea, Xbench is a crap-shoot, especially when it comes to drive speed tests.

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