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DVD drive SATA question

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June 20, 2012 4:21:55 PM

I have the following Sony DVD SATA drive. However, I only have SATA III cable. So could I use the SATA III cables with what seems to be a plain SATA drive? Also I only have SATA3 and SATA2 ports on my MOBO. Will it work if I connect the DVD drive to, say a SATA2 port? Thanks.

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June 20, 2012 4:43:46 PM

Yes, SATA 3 is backwards compatible to 3 G/s (SATA II).
Yes, you can use the SATA2 port and save the SATA3 ports for your SATA 3 SSDs...
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June 20, 2012 5:05:30 PM

EnderWiggin said:
Yes, SATA 3 is backwards compatible to 3 G/s (SATA II).
Yes, you can use the SATA2 port and save the SATA3 ports for your SATA 3 SSDs...


Sorry for my stupidity, but drive SATA port<---SATA3 cable-->"SATA2 port". So will this connection work? Thanks.
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June 20, 2012 10:41:04 PM

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June 20, 2012 11:47:51 PM

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