SATA 6.0 , Can Optical drives connect to it

I have a Rev B2 AsRock Motherboard, it has 6, yes 6, 6.0 motherboard connectors, the problems with the Cougar point recall was with the SATA3 ports. Can I use the SATA 6.0 ports to connect SATA Optical drives to? Is it backwards compatible? If anyone can help it would be greatly appreciated.
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  1. Yes it is. I have all of my Sata 3.0 devices plugged into my 6.0 ports with no issues.
  2. According to another Tom's thread (http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/266839-32-drive-sata), you can.
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