And I said “Why?”

Fun stupidity from today – I’m rebuilding Farnsworth, the imaging server at work, into a fatter, but more useful, form (i.e., I’m building it out of a 24-bay server with 3.5″ bays and more room to work).

I have 24x 1TB SATA drives (specifically, Seagate ES.2). I’m curious, though, why they have a jumper on them that limits SATA speed. With jumper, it’s set to 1.5gbps SATA, without, it’s set to 3.0gbps SATA. Other than having to remove these little half-height jumpers with tweezers, I’m somewhat amused, honestly. Why would this be there?

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