10-18-2016 07:25 PM
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?
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10-19-2016 07:23 AM
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.
10-19-2016 07:41 AM
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!