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Will a board with sata3 ports support a sata1 drive?

i am considering an upgrade for my atx case and see that all high end boards have sata3 ports. I have a fairly new sata1 drive and wish to keep it if i can. will a sata3 configured board work with this drive?
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    Yes, it's fully backwards compatible.
  2. yes, but it will run at sata1 speeds
  3. carden49 said:
    i am considering an upgrade for my atx case and see that all high end boards have sata3 ports. I have a fairly new sata1 drive and wish to keep it if i can. will a sata3 configured board work with this drive?



    Thanks for the info. Just what I needed
  4. jefe323 said:
    yes, but it will run at sata1 speeds



    Great. Thamks for the help.
  5. Best answer selected by carden49.
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