How to switch from SATA II to SATA III

Hi, I ran Samsung Magician and it told me I had available SATA III ports and that I need to plug it into the the SATA III for better performance.

If I were to change the drive to the SATA III port would it erase any of my data? Or could I just reboot into windows like a normal boot afterwards?

I have a Samsung 840 PRO 250GB

With a X79 Sabertooth Deluxe mother board.
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  1. The board has two 2 x SATA 3 6Gb/s ports, and they're the brown ones. The black ones, and there are 4 are the SATA 2 3Gb/s.
  2. Pibee said:
    The board has two 2 x SATA 3 6Gb/s ports, and they're the brown ones. The black ones, and there are 4 are the SATA 2 3Gb/s.


    Thanks, I see the SATA III port, but its plugged into the SATA II port. Will switching it be a issue?

    Or will it not have a effect and I can do a normal boot.
  3. No issues go for it :)
  4. No problem at all. Changing the SATA port affects nothing at all.
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