Re: Hard Drive Speed

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On Fri, 2007-11-02 at 15:49 +1030, Tim wrote:
> Tim:
> >> Other than some drives come jumpered to run at half that speed, so
> >> they're compatible with older SATA hosts.
> Ric Moore:
> > Where or what do you look for check to see just what is jumpered?
> The drive...  ;-)  

I shoulda expected that one!  ;) 

> For a SATA drive, that'd probably be the only jumper
> available on it, and if the drive's label doesn't explain, you'd have to
> go to the manufacturer's website.
> My drive has one of those jumpers, and the top-of-the-drive label
> explains it.

Just for ducks, why would they set the drive to half speed? Think it
might have failed some reliability test at the factory?? Am I about to
bork my drive if I find it set to half-speed and return it to full? I
know that any answer would be pure speculation, but I want to make a
reasonable decision. 

<maybe someone should just kill me now to end the possible forthcoming
pain!>  Ric

My father, Victor Moore (Vic) used to say:
"There are two Great Sins in the world...
..the Sin of Ignorance, and the Sin of Stupidity.
Only the former may be overcome." R.I.P. Dad.
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