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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?

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Mike

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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.
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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
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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.
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December 29, 2010 11:21:56 PM

Best answer selected by MikeC123.
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