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. m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources Scsi3 ultra640 vs. Serial ATA Forum SolvedSerial ATA 6.0Gb/s cables Question Forum SolvedRAID 5 with Serial ATA 3.0 Forum SolvedAsus P8Z77-VPRO Asmedia Serial ATA 6Gb/s connectoin Forum Asmedia serial ATA 6.0 Gb/s connectors Forum Serial ATA on MSI KT6V-LSR Forum My serial ATA3 connecter Forum 128 GB Solid State Drive, Serial ATA3 - should I see somewhere? Forum Serial ata 3 Forum Do serial ATA 3 cables for SSD come with my motherboard? Forum IDE RAID VS. Serial ATA RAID (150mb/s) - RAID 0 Forum Serial ATA vs IDE? Forum Hard drives: Serial ATA Vs. Raid Forum serial ata vs eide Forum IEEE 1394 vs Serial ATA Forum ATA vs Serial ATA Forum Serial ATA vs. IDE Forum Serial ATA vs. Ultra160 Scsi Forum Serial ATA vs. Parallel ATA Forum dell xps gen 3 cant get xp to find my serial ata hard drive Forum More resources Read discussions in other Storage categories Hard Drives DVD Drives DVD Writers Optical Media Flash Media NAS/RAID SSD Western Digital !