Serial ATA 3 vs 6 Tags: Hard Drives SATA Intel Storage Last response: April 15, 2011 9:44 PM in Storage Share Nytmare April 15, 2011 9:27:58 PM Hey all, I am doing a new rig build. My MOBO is the...... ASUS P8P67 WS REVOLUTION LGA 1155 Intel P67 / NVIDIA NF200 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard It has the following SATA ports... 2 Intel P67 ATA 6.0 Gb/s 4 Intel P67 ATA 3.0 Gb/s 2 Marvel ATA 6.0 Gb/s I purchased this as my new hard drive... SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive Model #:HD103SJ Item #:N82E16822152185 I would like to also use my two old hard drives which are.... Seagate 500 GB SATA 2 and WD 1 TB SATA 2. I also have 2 DVD drives, an G Skill SSD 120 MB..... So that basically gives my 3 hard drives, one SSD, and 2 optical drives, yet only 4 3.0 Gb/s SATA ports on the MOBO. So my questions are...... 1. Can any of the drives be plugged into the 6.0 Gb/s ports or just the 3.0 Gb/s ports ? 2. Whats the difference between the Intel 6.0 Gb/s and Marvel 6.0 Gb/s ports? THX More about : serial ata Rusting In Peace a b G Storage April 15, 2011 9:44:23 PM 1) SATA3 (6Gb/s) is backwards compatible with SATA2 and SATA1. 2) Nothing really. SATA is standard which is implemented by different manufacturers. So you just have two implementations; one by Intel and the other Marvel. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources: ForumSerial ATA vs IDE? ForumHard drives: Serial ATA Vs . Raid ForumSerial ATA vs . Ultra160 Scsi ForumSerial ATA on P4P800E-Deluxe ForumSerial ATA ? ForumA7N8X Serial ATA ForumGood news for Serial ATA [smile] ForumScsi 3 ultra640 vs . Serial ATA ForumDo serial ATA 3 cables for SSD come with my motherboard? ForumWhat is a "Hybrid 4G Serial ATA " hard disk drive? ForumIDE RAID VS . Serial ATA RAID (150mb/s) - RAID 0 ForumATA vs Serial ATA ForumAsmedia serial ATA 6 .0 Gb/s connectors ForumASUS P8Z68 Deluxe - Intel or Marvell Serial ATA ? ForumAsus P8Z77-VPRO Asmedia Serial ATA 6 Gb/s connectoin ForumSSD swap for Avatar 145A2 Ultrabook? ForumSERIAL ATA drive not showing in BIOS or XP Home ForumSerial ATA PCI Controller Card Problems Forumsata Serial ATA drive spins up ONLY when not plugged in! ForumHDD Problem Serial ATA IDE Card More resources Read discussions in other Storage categories Hard Drives DVD Drives DVD Writers Optical Media Flash Media NAS/RAID SSD Western Digital !