Cant change WD5000BEVT to SATA1!

  danielgent 14:00 05 Aug 2010
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The WD5000BEVT is a 2.5" SATA2 Western Digital Drive. Trying to install this into a Dell laptop that only supports SATA 1.5GB/s. Never had a problem changing a drive to this mode before (not sure if I've tried with a WD drive before). Usually either putting a jumper on it or changing the firmware, however, all I can find for these 2.5" drives is that the jumpers change spread spectrum clocking or the drives power (nothing to do with SATA modes). And in Western Digital's software Data Lifeguard Diagnostics (DLG) there's no options at all about drive speeds. I vaguely remember WD having different software available. Is there some other software I need to use or do WD not make very compatible drives?

Thanks for your help, been looking on the net for ages for answers to this one!

Thanks,
Dan Gent

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