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... 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 Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources Can I have 2 sata3 drives on my rig? Forum Western Digital Blue 500gb SATA3 or Hitachi Deskstar 1TB SATA2 Forum Can you tell a Sata 2 cable from a Sata 3 cable? Forum SATA 2 vs. SATA 3 cable Forum Question about SATA ports on GigaByte GA-Z68A-D 3H-B3 . NEED HELP !! Forum Sata 2 vs Sata 3 HDD Forum Sata 3 compatibility with sata 2 please help Forum Looking for LGA1155 motherboard with more than 2 SATA3 RAID Ports Forum SATA 3 working at SATA 2 speed Forum Toshiba mk2555gsxf: is it sata 1, 2 or 3 ? Forum Corsair Force 3 SSD sata2 speed on sata3 ? 3 ?'s Forum Help finding a 1 Port SATA3 PCIe HW Controller Forum RAID 0 Speeds SATA3 vs SATA2 Forum N-Alvorix-RS880-uATX Motherboard Sata 2 or Sata 3 ? Forum Can i use a sata 2 hdd for storage and a sata 3 ssd for gaming on the same mothe Forum SATA 3 Drives running at SATA 2 Speeds why? Forum How do i know that all my computer components will fit together? Forum Help getting a SATA III SSD to run at full speed Forum Help with sata and pata connections Forum What do I do with the SATA cord coming from my case? Please help. Forum More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !