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 Reply to thegreatman212 Best solution geofelt a c 159 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. Reply to geofelt Ask the community Post an answer Related resources: ForumSolvedSATA 3 HDD to SATA 2 Port.Performance ForumSolvedSata 3 cable in a sata 2 hdd ForumSolvedSATA 3 HDD on SATA 2 motherboard... What are my options for reaching SATA 3 speed besides replacing the motherboard?. ForumSolvedCan I use a data SATA 3 HDD in a SATA 2 and then add that HDD to a New Computer? ForumSolvedsata 3 2TB hdd detection and compatibility ForumSata 3 HDD on a Sata 2 Motherboard Forum2 OR 3TB HDD SATA/USB enclosure ForumHDD raid 0, sata 2 vs sata 3 - help ForumSolvedHDD Raid 0, Sata 2 vs Sata 3 ForumSolvedZ68XP-UD3 2x SSD & 1 SATA HDD? ForumWill SATA 2 HDD work on SATA 3 MOBO ? ForumData transfer rate from SATA HDD in USB 2 docking station to USB 3 HDD ForumClone a SATA 2 HDD to a SATA 3 ForumCan i use a sata 2 hdd for storage and a sata 3 ssd for gaming on the same mothe ForumSata 2 vs Sata 3 HDD ForumCan you use a 2.5" HDD in a destop sata 3 motherboard? ForumWhat is the usable space raid 5 with 2 tb 3 sata hdd ForumSata3 HDD on Sata2 Controller ForumWould old 2.5" HDD (5400 rpm, SATA 150) benefit from a USB 3.0 enclosure? ForumGA-945p-s3 sata hdd can it support sata2 or sata3? More resources Read discussions in other Motherboards categories BIOS Boot Chipsets ASRock Asus Chaintech DFI Elitegroup FIC Foxconn Gigabyte Intel MSI-Microstar !