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Sata question

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June 16, 2012 12:49:40 AM

Hi everyone, im a little confused with which sata port to use for the dvd rom drive. my motherboard has sata2 and sata 3 ports, but the dvd rom drive is only the first sata 1, and also all i have for sata wires are the sata 6gb wires. From my research i know sata 2 and 3 are backwards compatible, but i couldnt find anything on sata 1 stuff. so my question is which sata port should i plug this drive into, and also can i use the sata 6gb cable to do it?

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June 16, 2012 12:54:49 AM

Hi :) 

It doesnt matter which port or cable....they are all backwardsly compatable...none will speed it up by the way....

All the best Brett :) 
June 16, 2012 12:56:39 AM

Agreed, connect it though to the SATA 3GB port leaving the SATA 6GB free for other stuff and the cables and connectors are all the same.
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