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i want to buy a 120GB SSD Sata 3 but my motherboard only has SATA 2. would it still work if i plug in the SATA 3 into the SAT
Jan 8, 2016, 4:58 PM
Would it still work if i plugged in the Sata 3 into the SATA 2?
Jan 8, 2016
Jan 8, 2016
buy 120gb ssd sata motherboard sata work plug sata sat
Jan 8, 2016, 5:08 PM
SATA is forward and backward compatible. it'll work at whichever speed is LOWER between the drive and the port on the mobo/card/etc.
Jan 8, 2016, 5:18 PM
It will work.
SATA 3 will work with SATA 2 and SATA 1.
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