Solved Switching HDD from SATA 3 to SATA 2 Tags: SATA Hard Drives Motherboards Port Last response: August 21, 2013 7:55 AM in Motherboards Share thegreatman212 August 21, 2013 7:38:25 AM This maybe a noob question, but will I be able to take my HDD of of the sata 3 port and put it on the SATA 2 port to make room for a second ssd. I have a z77-DS3H. More about : switching hdd sata sata Best solution geofelt a c 266 V Motherboard August 21, 2013 7:55:14 AM No problem. They are forward and backward compatible. And... you will lose no performance with a HDD on a sata 2 port. Share Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources SolvedSwapping my HDD (sata3) with my optical drive(sata2) to open up room for SSD Forum SolvedHow to to make working 3.5"HDD cheap 2.0 USB Chinese SATA enclosure with 1 tb SATA HDD in it. Forum SolvedBrand new PC that runs windows XP SP3 wont recognize SATA2 hdd, which is recognized in BIOS though Forum SolvedIf I use a SATA 3 SSD , and a SATA 2 HDD is there any problem? Forum SolvedMy motherboard has SATA 3 Gb/s ports. (SATA 2?) So it is OK to buy SATA 3 HDD? It is worth to buy SSD or 7200 rpm? Forum SolvedSATA 3 HDD to SATA 2 Port.Performance Forum SolvedSata 3 cable in a sata 2 hdd Forum SolvedCan I use a data SATA 3 HDD in a SATA 2 and then add that HDD to a New Computer? Forum Solvedsata 3 2TB hdd detection and compatibility Forum Replace failed SATA 2 HDD with SATA 3 on RAID 1 Forum Can i upgrade 160gb of my laptop HDD 2.5inches sata in my super slim Ps3 12gb? Forum SolvedHDD Raid 0, Sata 2 vs Sata 3 Forum SolvedZ68XP-UD3 2x SSD & 1 SATA HDD? Forum Can I connect sata2 hdd on sata 3 port on mobo Forum Sata 3 HDD on a Sata 2 Motherboard Forum 2 OR 3TB HDD SATA/USB enclosure Forum HDD raid 0, sata 2 vs sata 3 - help Forum Will SATA 2 HDD work on SATA 3 MOBO ? Forum Data transfer rate from SATA HDD in USB 2 docking station to USB 3 HDD Forum Clone a SATA 2 HDD to a SATA 3 Forum More resources Read discussions in other Motherboards categories BIOS Boot Chipsets ASRock Asus Chaintech DFI Elitegroup FIC Foxconn Gigabyte Intel MSI-Microstar !