Solved can a SATA III HDD be connected to SATA II mobo? Tags: Motherboards SATA Hard Drives Western Digital Last response: October 30, 2013 6:44 AM in Motherboards Share aggelos123 October 30, 2013 6:43:25 AM so can a sata 3 hdd (6gb/s) be connected to a sata 2 (3gb/s) motherboard?or i will need to buy something? HDD:WESTERN DIGITAL 500GB CAVIAR BLUE MOBO:ASROCK H61M-VG4 More about : sata iii hdd connected sata mobo Reply to aggelos123 Best solution getochkn a b V Motherboard October 30, 2013 6:44:52 AM yes it will work fine, just at a lower speed. In reality, most drives don't max out the SATA 2 anyways. Reply to getochkn Ask the community Post an answer Related resources: ForumSolvedSSD plus SATA II or JUST SATA III HDD ForumSolvedIs a SATA II SSD faster than a SATA III HDD? ForumSolvedCan i use a SSD SATA III DRIVE CONNECTED TO SATA II PORT? ForumSATA III HDD on a SATA II Motherboard? ForumI have one SSD and two HDD's and all are SATA III 6 GB yet I am only getting SATA II speeds is there a driver I can download o ForumSATA III HDD in a SATA II Port ForumSolved[Question] HDD SATA III (6 Gbit/s) Sequential Write speed on SATA II ForumSolvedSATA II / III Cables, Connectors and Components (DVD drive, HDD) ForumSolvedSATA III SSD w/ SATA II HDD's Fastest Speed? ForumSolvedHDD Sata II storage with Sata III SSD OS? Forumsata III on sata II mobo gain some speed? ForumSolvedSATA III HDD on SATA II board ForumSATA III HDD on SATA II Motherboard Forumconnect a sata II and sata III on a single pc ForumIntel SRT - Sata III SSD and Sata II HDD ForumSATA III (HDD) vs Momentus XT (SATA II) ForumProcessors in HDD and SATA III vs II? ForumCan I plug a SATA III Hard Disk Drive onto a SATA II port on my mobo? ForumConnecting Laptop IDE HDD to SATA MOBO ForumSATA II HDD with a SATA 6.0GB/S Mobo? More resources Read discussions in other Motherboards categories BIOS Boot Chipsets ASRock Asus Chaintech DFI Elitegroup FIC Foxconn Gigabyte Intel MSI-Microstar !