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 | E-mail me updates | Report abuse Register or log in to remove Best solution sminlal Storage Expert 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. | Report abuse ap70 November 17, 2010 9:12:28 PM Best answer selected by ap70. | Report abuse Ask the community Publish Tom's Hardware>Forum>Storage>SATA 3.0 & SATA 6.0> Related ressources: ForumCurrently using a SATA 3.0 gbps in macbook can i usea SATA 6.0gbps ForumExternal graphic mounts with a usb 3.0 sata converter? ForumMixing 2.0 and 3.0 versions of USB, SATA , and PCIe ForumUSB 3.0 speed on SATA II ForumGIGABYTE GA-990FXA-UD3 AM3+ AMD 990FX SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Mothe Forum3.5" SATA drive continually mounts/dismounts via USB 3.0 ForumBenifits of using USB 3.0 with SATA 1 ForumInternal SATA 3.0 PCI-E Card Adapter for Dell Optiplex 745 Midi ForumSata 3.0 SSD OR mSata SSD ForumNon-native SATA 3.0 ports speed ForumCrucial m4 SSD - Difference between Sata 2.0 and 3.0 ? ForumUSB 3.0 external harddisk enclosure with SATA III SSD ForumASUS P6X58D Premium LGA 1366 Intel X58 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Mo ForumUSB 3.0 external harddisk enclosure with SATA III SSD ForumBios detecting version of windows that are no longer there More resources Read discussions in other Storage categories Hard Drives DVD Drives DVD Writers Optical Media Flash Media NAS/RAID SSD Western Digital !