1. Welcome to TechPowerUp Forums, Guest! Please check out our forum guidelines for info related to our community.

Is SATA 3.0 backward compatable?

Discussion in 'Storage' started by Slater, Aug 1, 2008.

  1. Slater Guest

    Can I put a sata 3.0gb/sec harddrive in a computer that has a 1.5gb/sec in it? Its a dell that I'm fixing for a friend
     
  2. hbkl Guest

    yes u can the difference is ..the hard drive will be working at 500 percent of hes capacity
     
  3. newtekie1

    newtekie1 Semi-Retired Folder

    Joined:
    Nov 22, 2005
    Messages:
    20,221 (6.10/day)
    Thanks Received:
    6,260
    Yes, they both are compatible. The drive will just run at 1.5Gb/s. It won't affect performance any though as the drives don't max out 1.5Gb/s yet.
     
    Crunching for Team TPU 50 Million points folded for TPU
  4. Slater Guest

    Ok thanks. :)
     
  5. KieranD

    KieranD

    Joined:
    Aug 16, 2007
    Messages:
    8,060 (3.00/day)
    Thanks Received:
    825
    Location:
    Glasgow, Scotland
    no fact is drives wont see a major difference in speed with 1.5 or 3.0

    its just that 3.0 will be faster but dont get worried its not anything that should be of consern

    sata 3.0 drives aka sata 2 are sata 1 compatible

    it will just go to being the slower 1.5

    hes taking crap its not going to half in capacity or drop in capacity it will stay the same amount of gigs it will just be on a slower data transfer it shouldnt be a problem tho as drives that use 3.0 still dont manage to use up all of that some drives
     

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guest)

Share This Page