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

Can i use my old SATA hdd SATA 1) with new motherboard which latest has SATA 3 (3Gb/s) connectors ??
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  1. MrWolf said:
    Can i use my old SATA hdd SATA 1) with new motherboard which latest has SATA 3 (3Gb/s) connectors ??



    Here's the link with info on my old HDD :

    http://www.pacificgeek.com/product.asp?id=81740
  2. 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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