can a SATA 3 Gb/s optical drive connect to the msi z87 g45 Gaming motherboard?

I am building a computer. I have the Z87-G45 GAMING motherboard and I am looking for an optical drive. The one I want uses SATA 3 Gb/s and i don't think my motherboard has any SATA 3 Gb/s connetors. If I buy it, can I still use it? And where would I connect it to? The SATA 6 Gb/s connectors?
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  1. mazooni said:

    You can run it on sata 6b/s but the optical drive would only use 3gb/s out the the 6gb/s.

    Which isn't a problem as an optical drive can't come even remotely close to SATA 3gb/s speeds anyway.
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