Posted: 6/4/2008 10:39:55 PM EDT
The motherboard is a MSI 875P Neo, it has SATA (SATA1) sockets.
Can I use SATA2 drives with it?
This link says a jumper might have to be used between pins 5 and 6 to slow the 300 speed SATA2 drive down to 150 the speed of a SATA1 drive.
Yeah I know I'm sort of beating a dead horse here playing with a 5 year old system but a new system isn't coming until the fall or spring and my ATA drives are full so I want to add a big SATA2 drive.
Not for sure but I think it will just function like a SATA1. I'd try it without the jumper first - see if the BIOS will recognize it and if so then go with it. If not, try the jumper.
That doesn't work, hope you kept the receipt.