Can i use a SATA 3Gb cable to connect a 3.0gb hdd to 6.0gb motherboard port Tags: Hard Drives Motherboards SATA Connection Cable Storage Last response: August 17, 2011 4:01 PM in Storage Share Noobie_ August 17, 2011 6:10:33 AM connecting 3.0gb cable and hdd to a 6.0gb motherboard port? will there be any problems doing this? More about : sata 3gb cable connect 0gb hdd 0gb motherboard port Twoboxer a b V Motherboard a b G Storage August 17, 2011 7:44:40 AM No m 0 l foscooter a b V Motherboard a c 99 G Storage August 17, 2011 4:01:25 PM Yes you can. SATA 3 is backwards compatible. No issues as long as you have the correct SATA drivers. But, be aware that there will be NO increase in speed between a HDD on either SATA II 3.0Gbps or SATA III 6.0 Gbps ports. No HDD even comes close to the bandwidth limit(s) of SATA II, much less III. m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources SolvedWhen using an APU do I connect the HDMI cable to the port located on the motherboard? Forum Solvedhow to connect 2 ide hdd and 1sata hdd at one time,my motherboard has both connection cables. also I dont have a cd/dvd rom. Forum SolvedHDD wont boot in 3gb Sata Port on ASUS P8Z77-V PRO Forum What is the cable name used to connect internal hdd to usb port. plz help me Forum Can I use a display port cable for an msi gtx 780 3gb to play in 4K? Forum SolvedCan i connect a 6GB/s HDD on a 3GB/s SATA port? (NEED ADVICE) Forum SolvedCan I connect my WD HDD to SATA 3 port? Forum SolvedProblem connecting Notebook's HDD to SATA cable. Forum SolvedMaximus VI mobo - which SATA ports to connect SSD/HDD to? Forum SATA III HDD WITH SATA II cable, what port should i take Forum SolvedShould 4-pin Molex connector or 15-pin SATA power connector be used to connect to SATA HDD? Forum SolvedWill 3GB/s Motherboard with 6GB/s SATA HDD and SATA Cables work? Forum SolvedI want to connect two DVI cable to one DVI port, but using only one at a time Forum Can I connect sata2 hdd on sata 3 port on mobo Forum Loose SATA Cables connecting OCZ Agility 3 60GB SSD Forum SolvedWere to plug sata cable of harddisk on motherboard in esata or sata port Forum How to tell which SATA port a HDD is connected to Forum Need 4-pin to SATA Power cable that fits Port on Motherboard in HP DC6000 Forum Solvedcan i connect a 3Gb/s hdd to 3Gb/s mobo using 6Gb/s cable? Forum SolvedMy motherboard has SATA 3 Gb/s ports. (SATA 2?) So it is OK to buy SATA 3 HDD? It is worth to buy SSD or 7200 rpm? Forum More resources Read discussions in other Storage categories Hard Drives DVD Drives DVD Writers Optical Media Flash Media NAS/RAID SSD Western Digital !