Solved Will a 3gb/s Drive work on 6gb/s slots? Tags: Hard Drives SATA Motherboards Storage Last response: July 14, 2010 3:52 AM in Storage Share kyosuke July 14, 2010 2:07:25 AM simple question really... I want to buy a motherboard that only has SATA 6gb/s slots, but not too happy with the SATA 6gb/s HDDs out there right now. Will a SATA 3gb/s Drive work on the 6gb/s slots? Thanks much! More about : 3gb drive work 6gb slots Best solution RetiredChief a b V Motherboard a c 353 G Storage July 14, 2010 2:52:20 AM Should be backwards compatable, Just as a SATA1.5 HDD works in a SATA2 slot and like a USB 1.1 Thumb drive works in USB 2. Mechanical HDDs are just to slow, they do not fully use SATA3. About the ouly thing that currently benifits from SATA6 are the NEW SSDs (see link) and SSDs in raid0 config. http://www.anandtech.com/show/3812/the-ssd-diaries-cruc... Share kyosuke July 14, 2010 3:52:04 AM Best answer selected by kyosuke. m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer kyosuke July 14, 2010 3:52:13 AM thanks a lot! m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources SolvedWill a 6Gb/s HDD work on a 3Gb/s slot? Forum SolvedWill storage with interface of SATA 6GB/S work on a mobo with SATA 3GB/S? Forum SolvedIs it worth getting a SATA 3GB/s SSD for a boot drive when I currently have a SATA-III 6Gb/s HDD? Forum SolvedWill a 6Gb/s Drive run slower on a 3Gb/s board? Forum Solved6gb/s Samsung SSD only working on 3gb/s sockets and no AHCI Forum SolvedCloning 3Gb/s to 6Gb/s Drives Forum Solved6Gb/s drives set to run at 3Gb/s speed question Forum Can i add a sata 3gbs to a computer with a sata 6gbs installed as a second drive Forum Hitachi drive 3gb/s or 6gb/s Forum 3gb/s & 6gb/s drive in raid0 Forum 3gb/s drive with 6gb/s board? Forum Can i used sata 6Gb/s hard drive in Sata 3Gb/s Port Forum Can i used sata 6Gb/s hard drive in Sata 3Gb/s Port Forum 5 drives 1 3gb/s and 4 6gb/s Forum 4 6gb/s hard drives or 4 3gb/s hard drives for raid 10 Forum SolvedTIME SENSITIVE: Mobo has USB 3.0 non-internal but Case has USB 3.0 front panel & Mobo has Sata 3Gb/s but HDD is 6Gb/s Forum SolvedSATA 3gb/s vs 6gb/s Forum SolvedConnecting DVD writer: Sata 6Gb/s or Sata 3Gb/s? Forum Solved1TB @ 7200RPM (sata III - 6GB/s) thermal performance vs 1TB 5400RPM (sata III - 3GB/s) Forum SolvedCan i connect a 6GB/s HDD on a 3GB/s SATA port? (NEED ADVICE) Forum More resources Read discussions in other Storage categories Hard Drives DVD Drives DVD Writers Optical Media Flash Media NAS/RAID SSD Western Digital !