Solved SATA 3.0 & SATA 6.0 Tags: Hard Drives SATA Connection Western Digital Storage Last response: November 17, 2010 9:12 PM in Storage Share ap70 November 17, 2010 7:14:31 PM Hello, I have 3 x Western Digital Caviar Blue WD6400AAKS 640GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s to connect into my new ASUS Ramapge 3. Can I connect the main hard drive (3.0Gb/s) into the on board Sata 6.0 port? Will by doing that to damage in some way my drives? Thanks and sorry for the basic question...this is my 1st built system. More about : sata sata Best solution sminlal a c 415 G Storage November 17, 2010 8:32:14 PM You can plug any SATA drive into any SATA port whether the speeds match or not. SATA is designed to autonegotiate between the controller and the drive and the connection will run at the fastest speed that's supported by both ends. Share ap70 November 17, 2010 9:12:28 PM Best answer selected by ap70. m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources SolvedSata II (3.0Gbps) and Sata III (6.0Gbps) performance difference when using HDD? Forum SolvedSSD plugged into 6.0Gb/ps Sata III, says it's running at 3.0Gb/ps Forum SolvedSATA 6.0 GBps Vs SATA 3.0 GBps Forum SolvedSATA Rev III (6.0 Gb/s) Drive on SATA II (3.0 Gb/s) port Forum SolvedSATA 3.0Gb/s vs SATA 6.0Gb/s Forum SolvedMy ASUS M4A88TD-V EVO-3.0 SATA 6.0 and Crucial Forum SATA Rev III (6.0 Gb/s) HDD problems on SATA II (3.0 Gb/s) port Forum Currently using a SATA 3.0gbps in macbook can i usea SATA 6.0gbps Forum Sata 3.0 and Sata 6.0 Forum How to tell SATA 3.0gbps from SATA 6.0gbps Forum SATA 6.0 drive on SATA 3.0 mobo? Forum Use SATA 6.0 drive to SATA 3.0 channel - does it work Forum Can i use a SATA 3Gb cable to connect a 3.0gb hdd to 6.0gb motherboard port Forum Intel SATA 3.0Gb vs. Marvel SATA 6.0Gb Forum 2xSSD SATA 3.0 Gb\s - Raid 0 on SATA 6.0 Gb\s - Bus Limitations? Forum Motherboard Recommendation - USB 3.0 SATA 6.0 tri-sli 16x/16x/16x Forum SATA 6.0 verus SATA 3.0 Raid 0 Config Forum GA-X58A-UD3R USB 3.0 SATA 6.0gb/s + xfire? Forum Is using a 6.0gbs sata cable on a 3.0gbs HDD good/bad? Forum SolvedWill my Crucial M500 SSD 6.0Gbps work with mobo that only supports SATA 2? Forum More resources Read discussions in other Storage categories Hard Drives DVD Drives DVD Writers Optical Media Flash Media NAS/RAID SSD Western Digital !