Solved SATA III on the GA-X58A-UD3R Tags: Hard Drives SATA Connection Gigabyte Storage Product Last response: April 12, 2010 12:46 AM in Storage Share Aussiekid April 1, 2010 9:06:24 PM I just recently ordered the Gigabyte X58A-UD3R motherboard and a WD Caviar Black 640GB Sata 6.0Gb/s I was wondering if there is anything special required to connect the HDD to the mainboard? Does the gigabyte board come with a SATA III cable or can I connect them using a SATA II cable? Thanks, Aussiekid More about : sata iii x58a ud3r saint19 a b G Storage April 1, 2010 11:56:21 PM Hi newcomer and welcome to the Tom's hardware forum. I think that you can find all that information in the manual of the mobo. Aussiekid April 2, 2010 3:20:57 PM Thanks, but I was hoping to figure the answer out before it arrived so if I need a special cable I can buy it now. Related resources [Newbie] GIGABYTE GA-X58A-UD3R -- SSD SATA III vs SATA II - Forum Gigabyte GA-X58A-UD3R SATA and fan connections - Forum Gigabyte ga-x58a-ud3r with a Sata 3 HDD - Forum Optimal GIGABYTE GA-X58A-UD3R SATA port connection and BIOS setup - Forum GA-X58A-UD3R SATA 3 Raid 0 help - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer Best solution saint19 a b G Storage April 2, 2010 6:25:15 PM Well, after that I read the manul online of your mobo, only comes with SATA 3Gb/s, so I think that could need buy some SATA 6Gb/s. But for be 100% sure, you can contact with ASUS support and they tell you if you need buy it or not. For check the SATA 6Gb/s, See here Aussiekid April 12, 2010 12:46:44 AM Best answer selected by Aussiekid. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources: ForumWill the speed of Usb3, Sata 3 and VGA Card decrease in GA-X58A-UD3R ?? ForumHow to install Samsung 840 pro with Gigabyte GA-x58A-UD3R ? ForumForce GT 120 GB on GA-X58A-UD3R rev 2.0 ForumSATA III SSDs Having Problems As Boot Drives? ForumGA-X58A-UD3R and SSD ForumGIGABYTE GA-X58A-UD3R wouldn't power at all. ForumASUS SABERTOOTH X58 vs GIGABYTE GA-X58A-UD3R v2 ForumASUS P6X58D Premium or GIGABYTE GA-X58A-UD3R Forum[SOLVED] Gigabyte GA-X58A-UD3R - Realtek Audio Static and Noise ForumGIGABYTE GA-X58A-UD3R or ASUS P6TD Deluxe ForumAsus P6t SE vs Gigabyte GA-X58A-UD3R ForumTo RAID or not to RAID, backup advice. ForumPrimary SATA won't boot when IDE Slave laptop HDD is plugged into a PC ForumSATA 3.0 ForumSata F6 drivers for HP 210-1040 More resources Read discussions in other Storage categories Hard Drives DVD Drives DVD Writers Optical Media Flash Media NAS/RAID SSD Western Digital !