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. m 0 l 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. m 0 l Related resources [Newbie] GIGABYTE GA-X58A-UD3R -- SSD SATA III vs SATA II - Forum GA-X58A-UD3R Sata 3 primary Hard drive - Forum Optimal GIGABYTE GA-X58A-UD3R SATA port connection and BIOS setup - Forum GA-X58A-UD3R SATA 3 Raid 0 help - Forum GIGABYTE GA-X58A-UD3R V.S. ASUS Rampage III V.S. ASUS P6X58D-E - 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 Share Aussiekid April 12, 2010 12:46:44 AM Best answer selected by Aussiekid. m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources GA-X58A-UD3R sata2 not working Forum Solvedolder sata to Sata III ? Forum SolvedIs the Native SATA III Port faster? Forum Solvedwill my sata III SSD work with my sata600 mobo Forum SolvedDoes Asus z87-c support 6GB/s SATA III SSDs? Forum GA-X58A-UD3R AHCI Sleep Mode; SATA connections; Hibernation Forum SolvedSata II (3.0Gbps) and Sata III (6.0Gbps) performance difference when using HDD? Forum GIGABYTE GA-X58A-UD3R LGA ( Dead SATA2 Header) Forum Gigabyte ga-x58a-ud3r with a Sata 3 HDD Forum GA-X58A-UD3R RAID0 SSD SATA2 Forum Gigabyte GA-X58A-UD3R running SATA HDD in IDE mode? Forum Gigabyte GA-X58A-UD3R disables SATA3 & USB3 in SLI & Xfire? Forum Ga-x58a-ud3r sata port help Forum GA-X58A-UD3R USB 3.0 SATA 6.0gb/s + xfire? Forum SolvedDo I have a Sata II or Sata III port? Forum More resources Read discussions in other Storage categories Hard Drives DVD Drives DVD Writers Optical Media Flash Media NAS/RAID SSD Western Digital !