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 Best solution getochkn a c 89 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. Share Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources SolvedSata II (3.0Gbps) and Sata III (6.0Gbps) performance difference when using HDD? Forum SolvedCan i use a SSD SATA III DRIVE CONNECTED TO SATA II PORT? Forum SolvedSSD plus SATA II or JUST SATA III HDD Forum SolvedIs a SATA II SSD faster than a SATA III HDD? Forum SolvedSata III on oldest SATA II mobo Forum Solvedsata III on sata II mobo gain some speed? Forum Solved[Question] HDD SATA III (6 Gbit/s) Sequential Write speed on SATA II Forum SolvedSATA II / III Cables, Connectors and Components (DVD drive, HDD) Forum SolvedSATA III SSD w/ SATA II HDD's Fastest Speed? Forum SolvedHDD Sata II storage with Sata III SSD OS? Forum SolvedSATA III HDD on SATA II board Forum SATA III HDD WITH SATA II cable, what port should i take Forum SATA Rev III (6.0 Gb/s) HDD problems on SATA II (3.0 Gb/s) port Forum SATA III HDD on a SATA II Motherboard? Forum I 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 Forum SATA III HDD in a SATA II Port Forum Solvedconnect a sata II and sata III on a single pc Forum SATA III HDD on SATA II Motherboard Forum Intel SRT - Sata III SSD and Sata II HDD Forum SATA III (HDD) vs Momentus XT (SATA II) Forum More resources Read discussions in other Motherboards categories BIOS Boot Chipsets ASRock Asus Chaintech DFI Elitegroup FIC Foxconn Gigabyte Intel MSI-Microstar !