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Use 1.5 or 3GBp/s mode?

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ps2cho

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Oct 13, 2004
I see one of the jumpers on my Seagate backup drives still has the 1.5GBp/s jumper installed.

Should I remove it to run @ 3GBp/s or does throughput never reach that bandwidth?
 

Old Thrashbarg

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Sep 26, 2007
Nah, hard drives haven't yet completely saturated SATA 150, though the newest generation of drives are starting to approach the practical limit.

I wouldn't go out of my way to remove the jumper, but if you happen to have the drive in front of you, you may as well pull it off.
 
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ps2cho

ps2cho

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Oct 13, 2004
Gotcha...I didn't think it was bottlenecking me. Everything is back in nicely...so I'll do it next time.
Thanks.
 

deathman20

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Aug 5, 2002
Its not bottlenecking you but not sure if the jumper will disable certain features that are SATA2 compliant.

In the end it can't hurt to have it enabled. And burst speeds can be faster.
 

Bobnova

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May 10, 2009
I'd pull the jumper off, personally.
No need to handicap the drive, though the likelihood of it actually hitting 180MB/second(minus whatever overhead there is) is pretty minimal.