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Are all of the SATA's backwards compatible?

Such as using a sata 3 ssd on a sata 2 mobo?
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  1. They should be if they are complaint with the actual standards.
  2. Yes you can do that, i am using it that way (2 sata2 discs on sata3 ports ) as we speak.
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    The answer to your question is yes. However, if you install a SATA 3 6Gb/s ssd in a system that only supports SATA 2 3Gb/s ssd's, then the ssd performance will be limited to SATA 2 3Gb/s levels. In ordinary everyday use you probably will not notice the difference. More than likely you would have to run a synthetic benchmark to measure the difference in performance.
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