Motherboard Sata2 Hard drive Sata3 Tags: Motherboards Hard Drives Last response: November 4, 2012 8:29 PM in Motherboards Share MRC390 November 4, 2012 7:58:57 PM Hey guys, If i have a motherboard that supports Sata2 and a hard drive that supports Sata3, will the hard drive still work on the motherboard at sata2 speeds? Also, how much slower is Sata2 Than Sata3? Is the difference huge? I'm making a budget build so I am curious. More about : motherboard sata2 hard drive sata3 | E-mail me updates | Report abuse Register or log in to remove alexoiu Motherboard Master November 4, 2012 8:29:47 PM For HDDs it doesn't count too much if SATA 2 or SATA 3: http://www.pcstats.com/articleview.cfm?articleid=2632&p... | Report abuse Ask the community Publish Tom's Hardware>Forum>Motherboards>Motherboard Sata2 Hard drive Sata3> Related ressources: ForumWD Green 2TB Sata3 (WD20EARX) compatible with Sata2 ? Forum2x vertex 2 sata2 raid 0 or 2 vertex 3 sata3 non raid? ForumIf i have a sata3 motherboard does this mean i need a sata3 hard drive ForumSATA3 drive at 5900rpm vs SATA2 drive at 7200rpm ForumWestern Digital Blue 500gb SATA3 or Hitachi Deskstar 1TB SATA2 ForumCorsair Force 3 SSD sata2 speed on sata3 ? 3 ?'s ForumIs my hard drive running at SATA3 , 6Gb/s? ForumBuying an SSD for Acer Aspire 5750G - Sata2 or Sata3 ? ForumSata3 HDD on Sata2 Controller ForumDiff between sata2 and sata3 hd ForumSsd 64 GB sata3 6gb on a motherboard with sata2 3gb ForumSamsung Spinpoint F3 1 TB ( SATA2 ) vs WDC Caviar Blue 1 TB ( SATA3 ) ForumCompatibility Forum[Solved] New motherboard, strange substance on heatsink?? Forum[Solved] What's bad? CPU, MOBO, or hard drive? How to determine? Forum[Solved] Motherboard posts to boot devices and stops ForumCan I swap an optical drive for a SSD? ForumMotherboard with no ext ports or just usb and hdmi Forum[Solved] Asus g71gx rx05 burnt motherboard component ForumWhat to look for when buying a motherboard? More resources Read discussions in other Motherboards categories BIOS Boot Chipsets ASRock Asus Chaintech DFI Elitegroup FIC Foxconn Gigabyte Intel MSI-Microstar !