2 Replies Latest reply on Apr 3, 2010 8:41 AM by aditza

    SATA 3.0Gb/s and 1.5Gb/s compatibility


      I'm using ASUS P5PE-VM motherboard which has Intel 865G chipset. It supports SATA 1.5Gb/s interface (also known as SATA I). I need to buy a 1TB hard drive but nowadays only 3.0Gb/s (SATA II) disk drives are available in the market so I have to buy one.


      I was told that hard drive interface and compatibility are set by the chipset (e.g. Southbridge) which is in my case is Intel ICH5. I found that this chipset has only 1.5Gb/s interface. Now I need to know if it's possible for me to connect a drive with SATA II 3.0Gb/s interface. Also I want to know if such 'HUGE' 1TB capacity can be recognized my motherboard or chipset? Is there any way to upgrade chipset with software rather than changing the whole motherboard?

      ASUS P5PE-VM