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 Post subject: Re: SATA I compatibility of the Velociraptor
PostPosted: Wed Dec 03, 2008 7:13 am 
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My old root drive Samsung's seem to be having intermittent problems, and thus threatening a failure soon. However, my system (originally built by ARM, RIP) is now several years old and only supports SATA I.

Do the Velociraptors have jumpers to backwards support SATA I, or is only usable for SATA II? I can not find any information in reviews or teh WD data sheets.


I've never had to jumper an SATA II device to work on older controllers. For about 6 months I was using a Raptor 150gb(SATA1) with a 500gb AAKS(SATA2), doing so made the controller(SATA 2 capable) work at only SATA 1 speeds, and both drives still worked. So, it shouldn't be an issue.

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 Post subject: Re: SATA I compatibility of the Velociraptor
PostPosted: Wed Dec 03, 2008 10:01 am 
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ryboto wrote:
tragus wrote:
[not quite a necro resurrection]

My old root drive Samsung's seem to be having intermittent problems, and thus threatening a failure soon. However, my system (originally built by ARM, RIP) is now several years old and only supports SATA I.

Do the Velociraptors have jumpers to backwards support SATA I, or is only usable for SATA II? I can not find any information in reviews or teh WD data sheets.


I've never had to jumper an SATA II device to work on older controllers. For about 6 months I was using a Raptor 150gb(SATA1) with a 500gb AAKS(SATA2), doing so made the controller(SATA 2 capable) work at only SATA 1 speeds, and both drives still worked. So, it shouldn't be an issue.


Some controllers (notably VIA ones) are incapable of operating with SATA/300 drives unless they're jumpered. I find it interesting your controller operated both drives at the slower speed. It should not.


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 05, 2008 6:24 pm 
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Hmmmm. Indeed, my MB is an ASUS K8VSEDX, which uses VIA for Southbridge. I had to jumper the WD "Green" drive down to 150MB (SATA I), which prompted my question.

I'm still lusting after the VelociRaptor, but am still seeking empirical data that it can be jumpered to SATA I. I guess I'll try to contact WD directly, unless someone here at SPCR (where I truly trust writers' experiences) has the information.

[[edited: I've sent a request through WD official channels. I'll report the result. Interestingly, nowhere on their site could I find any information about the Velociraptor single line of (possibly) jumper pins.]]

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I'd try and contact WD. I can't find any information online about the four pin block on the VR.


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Will this one work you think ?
Or will it be too to hot for the drive you think ?


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Immersion wrote:
http://www.dustinhome.se/pd_5010129626.aspx?csref=Prisjamforelse_Prisjakt_5297

Will this one work you think ?
Or will it be too to hot for the drive you think ?


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