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Picked up a SATA drive over Black Friday weekend and had a few questions for you guys. Now offhand I know my systems inside and out, but for some reason I've been passing aside SATA for traditional IDE devices despite my board(s) supporting it. So I installed it this weekend and did some research into SATA finally, which brought me to a question or two.
1. I noticed SATA drives run at different transfer speeds (What doesn't?) and apparently my board supports a transfer rate of 1.5gb, where as the drive is a 3gb. I've been transferring hundreds of gigs to the drive without any issues, so I assume the drive downlocks. Is this a safe assumption, or is my MOBO going to have issues with this in the future?
2. Offhand, since I installed it, my HD light stays on, as in, never blinks or shuts off. Just plain on. Now, I doubt the drive is running constantly, I don't hear it offhand and I'm not showing massive system activity, so I'm figuring the board is having trouble interpreting the signals between mixed IDE and SATA inputs. Or, it could be related to question 1.
Any other SATA info would be helpful, although I usually do some solid research as I go along.