SATAII or SATAIII, on a SATA M/B Tags: Hard Drives SATA Motherboards Storage Last response: December 14, 2012 3:32 PM in Storage Share wufer December 12, 2012 12:08:12 PM Hello. I have an MSI 915GM Motherboard coming from ebay. It has connections for IDE and SATA hard drives. Can i use SATAII or SATAIII hard drives on this m/b, or just SATA. Cheers. More about : sataii sataiii sata Dereck47 a b V Motherboard a c 525 G Storage December 12, 2012 12:17:16 PM SATA ports are backwards and forwards compatible. So you can connect any SATA drive to any SATA port. You will have the same performance if you connect a hard drive to a SATA II or SATA III port. wufer December 14, 2012 10:59:09 AM Thank you Dereck I wanted to fit a 'Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB' h/d to my m/b. I asked CCL for advice, and here is the answer. "It certainly should be compatible, the motherboard has two SATA ports, however due to the age of the motherboard I cannot guarantee the two will work together" Your thoughts please?. Cheers Related resources SSD's- MSATA, SATAII, SATAIII and SATA 600? - Forum Silverstone GD06 - Hot Swap Bays SATAII or SATAIII? - Forum SATAII Bottleneck my SATAIII SSD? - Forum SSD in SATAII not SATAIII - Forum Asus (P6X58D-E) SATAII and SATAIII bios settings - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer Hawkeye22 a b V Motherboard a c 372 G Storage December 14, 2012 11:05:59 AM Some earlier motherboards didn't auto-negotiate the transfer speed properly. Because of this, most drives have a jumper to force them to SATA-I speeds. It shouldn't be a problem. Dereck47 a b V Motherboard a c 525 G Storage December 14, 2012 3:32:39 PM Hawkeye22 is correct. If you have any problems connect the jumper on your Caviar Blue to pins 5 & 6 (see "OPT1 enabled" on attached link): http://wdc.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/search/1/a_i... Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources SSD sataiii/sataii or pci-e x16/x8 Forum SATAIII SSD on SATAII ports in RAID0 configuration Forum RAID 4x SATAII vs 2x SATAIII Forum SataII sataIII Forum HELP Needed SSD Speeds ok? (SATAIII SSD on SATAII) Forum From SATAII to SATAIII without new Win7 installation Forum Optical Drives need SATAIII over SATAII? Forum Raid 0 with sataII and sataIII drives Forum SolvedIs it worth getting a SATA 3GB/s SSD for a boot drive when I currently have a SATA-III 6Gb/s HDD? Forum Best fit for a 4TB WD HDD and a SATA-III USB 3.0 enclosure? Forum SolvedIs USB 3 equal to SATA-II or eSATA? Forum SolvedSSD into Latitude D830 - SATA v. SATAII compatability Forum SolvedSataII versu Sata III Forum HDD SATA-III and old Motherboard Forum will a SATAIII HDD work on an older MB? Forum More resources Read discussions in other Storage categories Hard Drives DVD Drives DVD Writers Optical Media Flash Media NAS/RAID SSD Western Digital !