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28 May 2009   #1
holo88

Windows 7 Ultimate x32
 
 
Pulling the pin...

OK, so i have this little pin (jumper) in my HDD. from what the little pictorial says on the label, in its current placement, the pin limits the HDD to 3GB/s.
so I'm wondering....if i pull the pin, will it blow up?

pun intended

Pretty much just want to see if my pc gets faster, or something in the effect
of better performance. But, I'm cautious when it comes to stuff like that, so i ask the people their advice. Plus, Google is full or morons, and random usless knowledge, that will utimatlly cofuse you (well me). Thats why I'm here, and asking you guys.


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28 May 2009   #2
skunksmash

SEVEN x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by holo88 View Post
OK, so i have this little pin (jumper) in my HDD. from what the little pictorial says on the label, in its current placement, the pin limits the HDD to 3GB/s.
so I'm wondering....if i pull the pin, will it blow up?

pun intended

Pretty much just want to see if my pc gets faster, or something in the effect
of better performance. But, I'm cautious when it comes to stuff like that, so i ask the people their advice. Plus, Google is full or morons, and random usless knowledge, that will utimatlly cofuse you (well me). Thats why I'm here, and asking you guys.

i believe that jumper will force the HDD speed from 1.50mbps (SATA 1), to 300mbps (SATA 2)


so, 300mbps is as fast as it will go......




SK
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28 May 2009   #3
holo88

Windows 7 Ultimate x32
 
 

hmm.....that doesn't quite make sense. maybe I'm misunderstanding you.
it doesn't say force, set, or increase. it says the opposite ...."limit".

maybe i should just leave it alone. curiousity killed the cat, after all.
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28 May 2009   #4
skunksmash

SEVEN x64
 
 

you have a 7200 barracuda ....yes..??, its a SATAII interface, the maximum throughput speed is 300mbps... half that for your SATAI speed of 1.50mbps (thats what the jumper is for, if you have a NON SATAII compatible mobo)


all you need to know is you cant get it any faster while using that jumper..... your already @ top speed






SK
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28 May 2009   #5
holo88

Windows 7 Ultimate x32
 
 

hmm. ok, thanks for the info. guess i'll leave it there.
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