and I have a WD Caviar blue 500GB around (WHICH IS SATA II)
Am I going to be able to install this in the SATA III slots that the motherboard has? I have a DVD that is SATA as well and I dont know if it will cause any damage/incompatibility between the components, if its actually compatible, do i need a different cable? Any kind of modification in the jumpers? I tried reading the motherboard's manual but i couldnt find anything that would clarify my doubt.
I highly appreciate your answers.
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I got a crosshair formula IV which has 6 Sata III and comes with 3 6gb cables. I am using them at this time and there is no gain or loss/damage with both Sata II WD Velociraptors. Also CD seems fine.
Sata III sockets are backwards capatible.
Connecting a SATA2 harddrive to a SATA3 motherboard will work, but it won't be any faster.