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Connecting a SATA 6 0 Gb/s hard drive to a SATA 3 0 Gb/s port

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August 26, 2011 3:56:01 PM

Will a hard drive with a SATA 6.0 Gb/s interface work properly when connected to a SATA 3.0 Gb/s port?
I understand the drive will be slower but other than that will it work OK?
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August 26, 2011 4:01:26 PM


Plus, no current hard drive can transfer faster than SATA II, so you won't be losing any speed.
August 26, 2011 4:12:37 PM

August 26, 2011 4:30:52 PM

I had to set a jumper on a SATA III WD Black drive to use it at SATA II speed. Worked fine once I did.