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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.
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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.
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February 18, 2011 1:54:15 AM

Yes you can plug a SATA 2 hdd in SATA 3 and vice versa.
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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...
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