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Can a Dell Poweredge 1800 use SATA 1.5 and 3.0 drives?

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I have just recently purchase a Dell poweredge 1800 server.  It has got the CERC 1.5/6 Channel Raid Controller card in it.  My question is, I know that the card is only sata 1.5.  Is this card compatible with the new sata 3.0 drives.  I know some companies like seagate add a jumper to change it down to 1.5.  Another thing I was wandering about is what will be the largest drive this card supports?

The reason I am asking is I am wanting to put in some 1 TB RAID 1 arrays for data storage.

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SATA 3.0 drives are backwards compatible with 1.5 controllers. However it is going to run at the lower speed.
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No, this card will not support equal or more than 1T drive:
http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/storage/RAID/CERCbest.pdf 
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OK,  Thank you all.  So I could use 750GB drives just not 1 TB drives.
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