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May 10, 2012 10:12:25 PM

Hello,

I have a 880GM-E41 Motherboard and am looking to expand my hard drive space. The motherboard is at 3gbps and I'm looking at installing a 6gbps hard drive, I know I won't get 6gbps, but there are more attractive (specs) 6gbps out there and was wondering if I would have any conflict. I am looking at two hard drives: Seagate ST3000DM001 and Seagate ST2000DL003

Thanks for any and all advice!

_Matt D
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May 10, 2012 10:45:08 PM

Matthew_D said:
Hello,

I have a 880GM-E41 Motherboard and am looking to expand my hard drive space. The motherboard is at 3gbps and I'm looking at installing a 6gbps hard drive, I know I won't get 6gbps, but there are more attractive (specs) 6gbps out there and was wondering if I would have any conflict. I am looking at two hard drives: Seagate ST3000DM001 and Seagate ST2000DL003

Thanks for any and all advice!

_Matt D

you wont the hard drive controler will fail back to sata 3.0 speeds.
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May 10, 2012 10:52:16 PM

No, you won't have any conflicts. Both drives will work with your motherboard.
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May 10, 2012 10:56:41 PM

You won't have any problems at all, everything will just work.

Also, no hard drive ever manufactured can saturate a 3 GB/s SATA port. You'd need an SSD to see any benefit from going from SATA II to SATA III. Any difference in performance between HDDs would be minimal.
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May 11, 2012 4:07:33 AM

Thank you everyone for the help. It's much appreciated!
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