Solved Hard Drive connection Tags: Hard Drives Connection Cable Storage Last response: December 29, 2010 11:21 PM in Storage Share mikeC123 December 29, 2010 5:40:25 AM Hi, I am wondering if its ok to connect a 3.0 gb/s hard drive with a 6.0gb/s connection cable? Thanks Mike More about : hard drive connection Best solution dEAne a b G Storage December 29, 2010 8:08:25 AM Yes, the third generation SATA II cable 6.0Gb/s is compatible with the second generation SATA 3.0Gb/s. It just you cannot enjoy the 600MB/s data rate (approximate) because it depends on your motherboard and your hard disk. Share ulysses35 December 29, 2010 3:03:38 PM not that any current HDD will ever exceed the maximum transfer rate that SATA 3.0 gb's provides. Even SSD's struggle to make use of the extra speed - this will change pretty soon though m 0 l Related resources what type of hard drive connection is this? - Forum connection type in a toshiba external hard drive ? - Forum Hard Drive Looses Connection - Forum Hard drive connection problem. - Forum Hard Drive connection problem/OS problem - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer icy dock a b G Storage December 29, 2010 6:17:50 PM Just as a correction to Deanes' post, its SATA III. The SATA III cable connection hasn't changed physically with the SATA II cables, which is why it is backwards compatible with it. m 0 l mikeC123 December 29, 2010 11:21:56 PM Best answer selected by MikeC123. m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources New hard drive -- Limited Internet Connection -- Network Controller Driver Forum Hard drive connection problem Forum will sata 111 hard drive work with sata 1 connection Forum SolvedExternal Hard Drive connected to router? Forum Does SATA external hard drive work with usb connection Forum SolvedI have a Western Digital 3TB external hard drive connectivity issue. Forum External Hard Drive connection and skipping problem Forum SolvedIn my office I have an external hard drive connected to my router. There are 4 computers in my office all hard wired to the ro Forum USB hard-drive connection Forum USB hard-drive connection Forum Solvedmy 160 GB hard drive is not showing in the my computer panel when connected through SATA IDE cable but it is moving when conn Forum SolvedHard drive spins good but clicks when sata is connected Forum SolvedHow to connect SATA hard drive to desktop? Forum Connect an external usb hard drive to the sata connection on the mothe Forum Put a new hard drive in and the monitor dont recognise the connection. Forum More resources Read discussions in other Storage categories Hard Drives DVD Drives DVD Writers Optical Media Flash Media NAS/RAID SSD Western Digital !