SATA 3 and SATA 1 compatibility Tags: Hard Drives SATA Compatibility Storage Last response: September 2, 2007 10:20 PM in Storage Share darthkir September 2, 2007 3:20:40 PM Hi, I have an Asus A8N SLI mobo with SATA 1. I planned to add another hard disk but I wonder if the new SATA 3 hard disk is backward compatible with this mobo. Please advise, thanks. More about : sata sata compatibility g-paw September 2, 2007 10:20:38 PM They are backward compatible but on some you may have to set the jumpers but the manual or mfg website will tell you if it's necessary and if so, what the settings are Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources SolvedIs 3.5" Toshiba 1TB SATA 3.0 DT01ABA100V Hard Drive Disk compatible with Asus M5A99X EVO R2.0? Forum SolvedIs sata 3 backwards compatible with sata 1? Forum asus A8V-X 939 dual sata2| Which compatable pci-e *1 sata 3 expansion card to upgrade? Forum Sata 1 5 disk drive compatible with sata 3 0 Forum SATA 3gb/s vs. 1.5gb/sec - backward compat? Forum SolvedSSD Sata3 6GB/s and Cable/Motherboard Compatibility Forum 3 Gb/s HD Compatible With 1.5 Gb/s SATA Ports? Forum SolvedThe cooler master haf x compatibility issue with GIGABYTE GA-Z87X-OC Force LGA 1150 Intel Z87 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Mo Forum Solvedsata 3 2TB hdd detection and compatibility Forum Solvedsata1.5 to 3/6 Forum Maximus formula compatibility SATA Rev 2.0 or 3.0 Forum SolvedNeither Windows 7 sp1 install disc or Windows XP sp3 on SATA hdd recognize my old 80GB ATA Hdd. Forum SolvedPCI Express X1 to USB 3 and SATA 3 Forum SolvedSata 3 compatibility with sata 2 please help Forum SolvedHow to to make working 3.5"HDD cheap 2.0 USB Chinese SATA enclosure with 1 tb SATA HDD in it. Forum SolvedWD 500GB SATA3 16MB cache vs Seagate 1TB 32MB CACHE SATA3 for gaming Forum Solved1TB @ 7200RPM (sata III - 6GB/s) thermal performance vs 1TB 5400RPM (sata III - 3GB/s) Forum SolvedWD Caviar Blue 1TB 64MB Cache SATA III (6 Gb/s) on SATA II (3 Gb/s) Forum SolvedSATA 3.0Gb/s and SATA cable compatibility Forum SolvedHow do I tell if a SATA port is SATA 1, 2, or 3? Forum More resources Read discussions in other Storage categories Hard Drives DVD Drives DVD Writers Optical Media Flash Media NAS/RAID SSD Western Digital !