SATA backwards compatibility Tags: Motherboards SATA Compatibility Last response: February 18, 2011 2:21 AM in Motherboards Share Griffolion February 17, 2011 8:15:19 AM Hi everyone, I've done as much research as i can on this but not really found a definitive answer. In short, will a SATA 2 hard drive be alright to be plugged into a SATA 3 port on the motherboard? Thanks. More about : sata backwards compatibility amnotanoobie a b V Motherboard February 17, 2011 12:25:46 PM Griffolion said:Hi everyone, I've done as much research as i can on this but not really found a definitive answer. In short, will a SATA 2 hard drive be alright to be plugged into a SATA 3 port on the motherboard? Thanks. If SATA I to SATA II is any indicator, it should. Just like PCI-E, and USB, spec makers seem to prioritize backwards and forward compatibility now, unlike before. m 0 l davcon a c 117 V Motherboard February 18, 2011 1:54:15 AM Yes you can plug a SATA 2 hdd in SATA 3 and vice versa. m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer Leaps-from-Shadows a c 107 V Motherboard February 18, 2011 2:21:26 AM Confirming. Griffo -- is that a CARBON-generated EVE Online character portrait in your avatar? I've got a few of those myself... m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources SolvedSATA link speed backwards compatibility Forum SolvedBackwards compatibility for SATA Forum Solvedsata2 and sata3 backwards compatible Forum SATA 3.0 - backwards compatibility stupid question Forum Are Sata III 6GBs cables backwards compatible? Forum SolvedIs SATA 3 Backwards compatible with SATA 2? Forum SolvedIs sata 3 backwards compatible with sata 1? Forum SolvedSata II is it backwards compatable with SATA I Forum Sata 6.0 backwards compatible? Forum SATA backwards compatability Forum SATA II vs. SATA III - Backwards Compatible? Forum Is Sata 3gb/s backwards compatible? Forum Sata and SataII backwards compat? Forum SATA - Backwards compatible? Forum SATA2 DiamondMax backwards compatability with a7n8x nforce2? Forum SATA II Backwards Compatible? Forum Is SATA backwards compatible with EIDE? Forum SolvedSATA 6Gb/s feature backward compatibility Forum SolvedConfused about "backwards" compatibility with video cards Forum SolvedLGA 2011 Backwards compatibility Forum More resources Read discussions in other Motherboards categories BIOS Boot Chipsets ASRock Asus Chaintech DFI Elitegroup FIC Foxconn Gigabyte Intel MSI-Microstar !