Will SATA-300 HHD work 150 board

By SenateKT
Jan 4, 2008
  1. I got a SATA-300 HDD for a really good deal and want to know if it will work with my motherboard which supports SATA-150. If the 300's will work but just run at 150 that is fine, I just want to know if they will function.
  2. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,244   +234

    In a word... YES!
  3. lstockert

    lstockert TS Rookie

    Yes, they will work fine. There is usually a jumper on the HDD to change from 300 to 150 so as to help if from stalling.
  4. pdyckman@comcas

    pdyckman@comcas TS Rookie Posts: 527

    I doubt if this will affect you but there are some occasions where a Sata 2 won't be noticed on a Sata 1 supported board. It is rare for this to happen, but I have seen it happen or I would not believe it either.
  5. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 11,702   +1,886

    First in the Olympic Long Jumper.....

    WD SATA 2 drives don't have a Jumper to limit them to 150Gbs

    Seagate drives come with a factory installed jumper, which limits them to the 150 Gbs (SATA 1 ) standard. They need to have the jumper removed to run at SATA 2 (300 Gbs) standard. In either case, you should likely have to do nothing to have the drive recognized.
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