Assuming the SATA controllers on your motherboard are SATA II, you should
leave your drives without the jumper. Putting the jumper on will, if
anything, slow the drives down. On the other hand if your controllers are
the original SATA (150) type, putting the jumper on may help.
Having indexing turned off will make searches take longer but may make a
difference to drive speed.
"George" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
> I, running Vista Ultimate on a 3.40GHZ Pentium-4 PC with 2GB of RAM
> All my drives are SATA, my primary "C" drive is a WD360 Raptor 10,000
> my second and third drive are Seagate Barracuda 7.200 RPM.
> When accessing my secondary drives, Vista is slow. I have both Seagate
> unjumped (300/s) and I wonder if this is the correct setting or should I
> the jump to lower to 150/s?
> BTW: I have the "index" option unchecked in all my drives, is this OK?
> Thanks in advance