Can i used sata 6Gb/s hard drive in Sata 3Gb/s Port

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I have a purchase a new hard drive Seagate ST2000DL003 2Tb.I don`t know that this drive is 6Gb/s when i came back to home & i checked that drive in internet then i know that now there is a problem i am using Intel S3210SH Entry Server Mother Board with intel Xeon quad core processor but in my board there is no Sata 6Gb/s port I want to asked u can i used that Sata 6Gb/s drive in my system or can i used Sata 6Gb/s hard drive in Sata 3Gb/s Port.
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  1. It'll run at 3 Gbit/s.

    SATA II is sufficient for all mechanical drives; the maximum sustained transfer rate is 157 mb/s (bytes) which is far less than SATA II's 300 mb/s.
  2. Yes, but it will run at a maximum speed of 3 Gb/s.
  3. Shouldn't need to do anything, although some drives sometimes use a jumper to specify the SATA version that the drive should run at.
  4. My motherboard supports SATA 6GB/S. Should a hard drive also need to support 6GB/S for using it? Or a normal hard drive like seagate barracuda 1TB 7200 RPM will run @ 6GB/S?
    PLEASE HELP!! :)
  5. mercuryman24 said:
    My motherboard supports SATA 6GB/S. Should a hard drive also need to support 6GB/S for using it? Or a normal hard drive like seagate barracuda 1TB 7200 RPM will run @ 6GB/S?
    PLEASE HELP!! :)


    To run at the full speed of 6 Gbps, you will need both a motherboard and a hard drive capable of that speed. It sounds like you have a 6 Gbps motherboard and so you would also need a hard drive that can run at 6 Gbps to run at the full speed. However, you can also install a "normal" 3 Gbps hard drive: it will just run at 3 Gbps instead of 6 Gbps.
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