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Old 04-13-2011, 11:55 AM   #1
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Will SATA 3 drive work with a SATA 2 motherboard?

I'm going to pick up an SSD drive soon (I blame the people on these forums for swaying me into SSD!), and my plan is to go with a SATA 3 drive. My motherboard is a SATA 2 board and I'm wondering if a SATA 3 drive will work with my motherboard until I make an upgrade?
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Old 04-13-2011, 12:51 PM   #2
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Yes, but obviously it will be limited to SATAII speeds.
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Old 04-13-2011, 01:08 PM   #3
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Excellent, I realize I won't get SATA III speeds, but I'm glad to know it is backward compatible. And I'll be ready when I make a motherboard change.
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