Sata 2 motherboard and cable in sata 3 drive

if i were to buy a sata 3 hard drive(wd5000aakx) would i be able to plug a sata 2 cable into a sata 2 port on my mobo and my hard drive.
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  1. Yes... the SATA III cable is backwards compatible with the SATA II ports.
  2. SATA 3 is backwards compatible with SATA2 so that would work fine.

    Beat me to it tecmo34!
  3. tecmo34 said:
    Yes... the SATA III cable is backwards compatible with the SATA II ports.

    my question was if one end of a sata ii cable was in a sataii mobo, and one was in a sata iii hard drive would that work.
  4. That will work fine
  5. xfx5770 said:
    my question was if one end of a sata ii cable was in a sataii mobo, and one was in a sata iii hard drive would that work.

    As Rusting In Piece stated, the SATA III hard drive will work on the SATA II port with a SATA II cable at SATA II speeds.
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