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can a SATA III HDD be connected to SATA II mobo?
Oct 30, 2013, 6:43 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
Oct 30, 2013
Oct 30, 2013
sata iii hdd connected sata mobo
Oct 30, 2013, 6:44 AM
yes it will work fine, just at a lower speed. In reality, most drives don't max out the SATA 2 anyways.
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