SATA or SATA2?

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  1. Joe Bannon macrumors regular

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    The Mac Pro supports SATA2 but it is backward compatible with SATA 1. And really you don't get much if any boost from SATA2. The drives can't even reach the speeds of SATA 1.

    EDIT: that drives is SATA 2 anyway....3.0 Gb/s almost means SATA 2 vs 1.5 Gb/s is SATA 1
     
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    If its not mounting in disk utility it could be a dead drive. :(
     
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    Grrr. I'll try again. I took the jumper off to see if that was the cause.
     
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    Didn't work. I'll have to send it back to NewEgg.
     
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    Just FYI the Seagate drive you first got was a SATA2.
    SATA2 = SATA3.0 (same thing)
    SATA1 = SATA150 (same thing)
     
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    SATA 1.5 not 150 and its been mentioned already. :)
     
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    Weeeeeeeeee... yeah... 3.0/300. 1.5/150... SATA/SATA1... don't matter, they'll ALL be SSD in a few years. Drives with moving parts will be like floppies (mostly) are today. No?
     

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