SATA 6.0Gb/s?

hello, tom's hardware-land inhabitants!

i'm helping a friend build a computer even though i have very, very little knowledge of computer tech (i know, agreeing to help him out wasn't exactly an insightful decision...) and i wish to ask you all a simple question, if it's not too much to ask and if you can find it in your heart to suppress your desire to ridicule my incompetence

can a "SATA 3.0Gb/s hard drive" "work" (sorry, not too competent in computer terms, clearly) on a "SATA 6.0Gb/s motherboard"?

oh and if there's a stickied thread or something of the sort that i seemed to have missed, please, i kindly ask you to reply with a link to it

cheers,

peter
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  1. Yes it will work. The SATA spec prides itself on being forwards and backwards compatible - not in terms of performance - but in terms of being able to connect devices up and being able to use them.
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