Can I replace 6Gb/s HDD on 3Gb/s SATA motherboard (ECS G31TM3 V:1.0)

Hard Disk(ST3500418AS) got many bad sectors(2145) of Acer Aspire ASP5304K - Dual Core E5300 processor-2.6GHz intel Chipset motherboard

can i replace 6Gb/s HDD on 3Gb/s SATA motherboard (ECS G31TM3 V:1.0)

can i replace WD Blue WD10EZEX 1 TB HDD or with Seagate ST1000DM003 HDD ?
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  1. Yes, SATA is a backward compatible protocol.
  2. thanks.

    one more question sir,
    is there any connection difference in type of port ? or just replace
    because present hard disc is ST3500418AS with SATA II 3Gb/s mother board (ECS G31TM3 V:1.0)
  3. No difference. SATA, SATA II, SATA III all use the same cable and headers/ports. That is what 'backward compatible' means. SATA is still SATA. The newer versions simply improve on the throughput.

    In the case of mechanical HDDs, it won't make any difference in speed because HDDs cannot even match the bandwidth of SATA II, let alone SATA III. SATA III was designed as a faster interface for SSDs.
  4. thank you
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