SATA 2 and SATA 3 Help! Tags: New Build SATA Compatibility Hard Drives SSD Systems Product Last response: December 11, 2012 12:29 PM in Systems Share whosBlu December 11, 2012 2:21:23 AM Well for the rig im building, im going to use a SSD for the boot drive and a Mechanical for storage and such. SSD: http://pcpartpicker.com/part/ocz-internal-hard-drive-ag... HDD: http://pcpartpicker.com/part/seagate-internal-hard-driv... My Mobo has 4 SATA 3 slots and 4 SATA 2 slots. Would i plug both of these drives into the SATA 3 slots? Is my HDD SATA 3 compatible, or is it only SATA 2 compatible? Please help! Thanks in advance! -Jp More about : sata sata TheBigTroll December 11, 2012 12:28:11 PM first of all, dont even touch agility drives. fails like crazy get this SSD http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... get this hard drive http://us.ncix.com/products/?sku=74462&vpn=WD10EZEX&man... m 0 l TheBigTroll December 11, 2012 12:29:46 PM it is most optimal to plug both the ssd and hdd into the sata 6.0 ports that are native to the chipset that you are using then everything else can go on the other sata 6.0 ports or the sata 3.0 ports m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources SolvedDoes Sata 3 work with Sata 2 / 1? HELP NEEDED Forum SolvedSata 3 compatibility with sata 2 please help Forum HDD raid 0, sata 2 vs sata 3 - help Forum I accidentally connected my SSD into a sata 2 port instead of a sata 3 port. Help needed changing the port. Forum SolvedSATA 2 or SATA 3 Forum Solvedis sata 2 cable is compatible in sata 3 device....but my motherboard is sata 2 support. Forum SolvedSwapping my HDD (sata3) with my optical drive(sata2) to open up room for SSD Forum SolvedKingston SSDNow V300 Drive SATA 3 Compatible gigabyte h67m-d2-b3 Forum Solvedbest gaming processor for ASUS SABERTOOTH 990FX R2.0 AM3+ AMD 990FX SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard Forum SolvedWill a SATA 3 SDD work with SATA 2 MOBO Forum SolvedHow to to make working 3.5"HDD cheap 2.0 USB Chinese SATA enclosure with 1 tb SATA HDD in it. Forum SolvedBrand new PC that runs windows XP SP3 wont recognize SATA2 hdd, which is recognized in BIOS though Forum SolvedIf I use a SATA 3 SSD , and a SATA 2 HDD is there any problem? Forum SolvedNeed help in finding compatible SATA 3 card Forum SolvedCheapest or very cheap FM2 & AM3+ MB with sata III & USB 3 Forum SolvedCan SATA 3 cables be used on SATA 2 slots? Forum SolvedHow do I tell if a SATA port is SATA 1, 2, or 3? Forum SolvedMy motherboard has SATA 3 Gb/s ports. (SATA 2?) So it is OK to buy SATA 3 HDD? It is worth to buy SSD or 7200 rpm? Forum SolvedDoes my motherboard support sata2 and sata3 Forum SolvedIs 3.5" Toshiba 1TB SATA 3.0 DT01ABA100V Hard Drive Disk compatible with Asus M5A99X EVO R2.0? Forum More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !