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New HDD compatible with My Old MOBO?

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December 5, 2013 11:40:20 PM

Is this HDD:
Western Digital BLACK 1TB SATA 6Gb/s(WD1003FZEX) compatible with my MOBO: MSI X58 Platinum SLI LGA 1366 Intel Motherboard??
http://us.msi.com/product/mb/X58-Platinum-SLI.html#/?di...
The new HDD is 6Gb/s and the Old MOBO is SATAII 3Gb/s. Will this work?
Operating System: Vista Home Premium
Thank you

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a c 283 G Storage
December 6, 2013 5:24:26 AM

Yes, a SATA III hard drive will work on a SATA II motherboard, but you'll only get SATA II performance.

All SATA hard drives are backwards compatible with older SATA specifications.
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December 6, 2013 12:07:53 PM

Thank you.... I was hoping that was the case.

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