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SATA III HDD in a SATA II Port

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October 12, 2013 9:01:47 AM

I am building a new PC, but I have a few questions about storage.

My motherboard is an MSI H61M-P31 (G3), and the SATA ports on it are SATA II. My HDD is a Seagate ST500DM002, and I am not sure what SATA it is. Would I be able to connect a SATA III drive to a SATA II port, or would I have to mess about with extra stuff?

Please help me!

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October 12, 2013 9:02:59 AM

Yes it is fine! The Sata is the storage interface and is fully backwards compatible, no mechanical drive can max the transfer rate of Sata II.
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