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Please help,quick question,SATA HDD with SATA 3 mobo ????

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November 9, 2011 6:58:23 PM

Can i use my old SATA hdd SATA 1) with new motherboard which latest has SATA 3 (3Gb/s) connectors ??
a b V Motherboard
a c 342 G Storage
November 9, 2011 11:35:31 PM

Yes. All SATA systems are designed to negotiate between the controller on the mobo and the HDD, so they can agree on a communication speed and talk to each other. This is automatic - you should not have to do anything, It is supposed to just work.

The only exception I know about is a few early SATA I controllers could not accomplish this with new SATA II drives. But that was a very specific situation involving particular older controller chips, and NOT part of today's mobo hardware.
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