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I want to upgrade the hard drive in my 8000 Elite.  It seems all of them are 6G/s (SATA 3) these days.  Seagate says the one I'm looking at will work if my computer isn't 6G/s if the controller supports SATA speed autonegotiation. 

 

1st question:  What is the speed of the controller, I've spent the last couple of hours searching without success.

 

2nd question:  Does this controller support SATA speed autonegotiation?

 

Thanks!

Vince.

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Hi:

 

I am running a Sandisk 240 GB SATA III (6.0 GB/S) SSD in my 8000 Elite CMT, and it works just fine.

 

I used to have a 1 TB SATA III hard drive in it.  That worked fine too.

 

It will only run at the SATA II (3.0 GB/S) speed though, as that is as fast as the Intel Series 4 chipset will run it at.

 

The first 8xxx Elite business desktop PC that could run a SATA III hard drive at the 6.0 GB/S speed, is the 8200 Elite series with the Intel Series 6 chipsets.

 

Do not go beyond a 2 TB hard drive in your PC if you intend to use it as a boot drive.  The BIOS will not support drives over 2 TB to be used as boot drives.

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Thanks!  For what this is used for, 1TB is even overkill but as cheap as they are these days it'll be perfect.

 

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You're very welcome, Vince.

 

I agree with you completely.  I can't believe I have 250 GB mechanical hard drives laying around in a drawer!

 

Used to be the days when you thought you had died and gone to heaven, when you had a 250 GB HDD!

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