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How do I know if my motherboard is compatible with my hard drive?

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July 4, 2013 7:22:23 PM

First time building a computer:
I'm looking at getting this mother board:

ASUS P8Z77-V LX Intel 7 Series Motherboard - ATX, Socket H2 (LGA1155), Intel Z77 Express, 2400MHz DDR3 (O.C.), SATA III (6Gb/s), RAID, 8-CH Audio, Gigabit LAN, CrossFireX Ready (P8Z77-V LX)

Link: http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite...

and this hard drive:

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite...

are they compatible?
Thanks for reading :) 

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July 4, 2013 7:25:28 PM

Yep, no problem your mobo supports SATA drives.
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July 4, 2013 7:28:55 PM

Tradesman1 said:
Yep, no problem your mobo supports SATA drives.


Oh thanks, I didn't know it was that simple. Thanks for the quick response.
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July 4, 2013 7:35:07 PM

yes, the only thing is that the drive is SATA II and if you want your drive as a boot drive you should consider a SATA III which your motherboard supports. (not much money anyways) you might even find a better price.
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July 4, 2013 7:39:33 PM

drwho1 said:
yes, the only thing is that the drive is SATA II and if you want your drive as a boot drive you should consider a SATA III which your motherboard supports. (not much money anyways) you might even find a better price.


Ah, good to know. I do intend to use it as a boot drive, so perhaps this one suits my needs better ? http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite...
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July 4, 2013 7:44:19 PM

It makes no difference, it's a platter drive, neither can begin to fill the pipes available in SATA II let alone SATA III, you'll see a difference with SSDs but not on a 7200 platter
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