Next month I will be upgrading my computer with newer/better hard drive (Western Digital 250GB, 7200rpm, 32MB, Sata III, Caviar Blue, here is a link where I will buy it from - http://www.dateks.lv/cenas/23/50051_western_digital_250gb_7200rpm_32mb_sata_iii_caviar_blue.php), current specs:
Current Hard Disk Drive - WDC WD800JD-60JRC0 ATA Device New Hard Disk Drive - WD2500AAKX
Motherboard - Gigabyte GA-945PL-S3 CPU - DualCore Intel Core 2 Duo E4300, 1800 MHz (9 x 200) DIMM1: Kingston (1 GB DDR2-667 DDR2 SDRAM) DIMM3: 1 GB DDR2-533 DDR2 SDRAM Operating System - Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate OS Version - 6.1.7601 OS Kernel Type - Multiprocessor Free (32-bit)
My current hard drive is 80 GB big but it is very slow, maximum 114 MB/s of read speed (buffered), 54 MB/s (linear read) and the random read is.. well random (duh). I don't know the write speeds. I am multi-tasker and I like to listen to YouTube music, program in Delphi and chat with somebody on Skype (doesn't stress the hard drive but my I do random things). I very hate that everything starts to lag and halt when disk is reading a lot of data, I can hear the disk activity or look at front panel hard drive led. Well anyways I will upgrade to this hard drive. I know there are already same questions asked but this confuses me. My motherboard supports only SATA-II disk drives. I was reading some reviews about this disk and people couldn't use this hard drive on motherboards with SATA-II connectors without jumper settings:
I want to use the maximum speed of SATA-II connector, I can use the
PHY jumper settings. Also my case is not the best and it is very loud with very vibrating disks, but this drive has a
IntelliSeek technology so it helps to make hard drive less vibrate. I don't know if this hard drive will even run on this motherboard, well I think it will work, it just has to work. By the way I don't need a lot of space. I plenty enough money to buy this hard drive, but please could somebody aprove/comment my decission.
Main question: "Will it work?"