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Can i connect a 6GB/s HDD on a 3GB/s SATA port? (NEED ADVICE)

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  • Components
  • Hard Drives
  • Western Digital
  • SATA
  • Connection
  • Motherboards
  • SSD
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Last response: in Components
February 18, 2014 11:24:15 PM

Hi, I have WD Green caviar 2TB 6GB/s on my build, and i just bought a Samsung 840 EVO Series 250gb SSD. Well the thing is that my motherboard only has support for 1 6GB/s SATA slot and 5 other 3GB/s SATA slots, i'm not sure wether to connect the ssd to the first slot and use the HDD on the second slot, or should I connect the ssd to the second SATA slot?

What do you guys recommend me to do?

Here is my motherboard in case you are curious: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

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a b V Motherboard
February 18, 2014 11:27:23 PM

You can, they will just run at sata 3gb speeds, put your ssd in the 6gb/s port and the other hard drives in the sata3gb/s
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