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Is my motherboard Sata 3.0 compatible?

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May 25, 2007 5:35:11 AM

DFI Lanparty NF4 Ultra-D

I'm trying to figure out if Sata 3.0 is the way to go and if I'm capable of getting the max experience from it.

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May 25, 2007 6:25:10 AM

Yep, you can use up to 4 sata 3gb/s drives.
May 25, 2007 6:40:10 AM

Sweet I just read that the motherboard only supports up to Sata 2.0 with up to 3gb transfers.

Dude you are a SAINT!!!

Thanks for helping me out on ever problem.
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May 25, 2007 6:46:08 AM

Well, that's what a sata 3.0 drive is. A serial ATA HDD with a speed of 3gb/s.

The name sata 2 doesnt really mean anything, it's just used to differentiate between sata 1.5gb/s drives.

sata 2, sata 3gb/s, sata 3.0, they're all the same thing.
a b V Motherboard
March 28, 2009 1:10:59 PM

sata 2 is 3gb/s
sata 3 is 6gb/s
Im not sure yet if sata 3 is compatible with the sata 2 motherboards
March 28, 2009 1:14:16 PM

it is but it won't run at full speed, dual sas will run at full speeds of 6gbps though.
a c 265 V Motherboard
April 7, 2009 8:17:37 PM

Clearing up the confusion (if any):

SATA1, 2 and upcoming 3 are all compatible. The speed will be limited by either the hard drive (or SSD) or by the interface. For example, a future hard drive running at 400MB/second in SATA1 will be limited to 150MB/second.

If you have a SATA2 (300MB/sec) connector on your motherboard, in 2 years when SSD's are more reliable and cheaper I'd get one for my operating system but spend your money on size and quality and don't exceed 300MB/second which would be a waste of money. (a 300MB/sec SSD is incredibly fast, especially when combined with 4GB of RAM to buffer your programs)

Wikipedia should be your first stop for questions of this sort anyway.
April 7, 2009 9:04:33 PM

SATA 3 is as yet unavailable, SATA 2(which is rated for 3.0Gbs) is compatible with SATA 1 (which is rated for 1.5Gbs). The plans for SATA 3 say that it will be compatible with SATA 2 and 1.