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July 9, 2014 6:36:56 AM

hey there so i decided to buy WD Caviar Green 1 TB Desktop Internal Hard Drive( http://www.snapdeal.com/product/wd-caviar-green-1-tb/31... )

my motherboard is Asus m5a97 R2.0 ( http://www.snapdeal.com/product/asus-m5a97-r20-motherbo... ) which says it have SATA 6gb/s i dont know what it means

so my question is will it run on my motheboard or not is that hard drive is compatible with my motheboard ????

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a b V Motherboard
July 9, 2014 6:44:46 AM

Yes your motherboard has SATA III 6GBs ports. SATA III is the interface from which datas are transfred from your disk to your system. You might need to purchase additional sata cable, but most of the time it comes directly with the HDD you buy.
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July 9, 2014 6:44:59 AM

it will work fine don't worry about it. the sata 6gb is just the transfer speed of the sata port
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a c 246 V Motherboard
July 9, 2014 6:51:03 AM

What are you using the WD Green for? If it is a secondary drive, no problem, If it is the primary/boot drive - problem.
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July 9, 2014 6:56:36 AM

Don’t get hung up in the 6gb sata 3 port when you are talking about HDD’s, , Sata 3 hardware is backwards compatible with sata 1-2 so you will be fine. There isn’t a HDD out right now that is fast enough to use the sata 3 to its full potential. SSD’s are a different story though as they can run at speeds that will utilize sata 3.
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July 9, 2014 8:17:07 AM

USAFRet said:
What are you using the WD Green for? If it is a secondary drive, no problem, If it is the primary/boot drive - problem.


Im gonna use it for primary drive wats the problem??
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July 9, 2014 8:18:17 AM

williamcummins said:
Yes your motherboard has SATA III 6GBs ports. SATA III is the interface from which datas are transfred from your disk to your system. You might need to purchase additional sata cable, but most of the time it comes directly with the HDD you buy.


The sata cables came up with my mobo is it fine to use those
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a c 246 V Motherboard
July 9, 2014 8:20:46 AM

Prince Gunner said:
USAFRet said:
What are you using the WD Green for? If it is a secondary drive, no problem, If it is the primary/boot drive - problem.


Im gonna use it for primary drive wats the problem??


WD Green drives are labeled as 'green', because they spin up and down according to use, in an attempt to 'save energy'. Sometimes even to the 'not spinning at all' state.
Your performance will suffer.

They're not really any cheaper than a WD Blue, and the power saving is maybe, possibly, $5/year.
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