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SATA 6.0Gb/s Hard drive and SATA 3.0Gb/s Motherboard


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crpowell67

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I am looking at a Western Digital Caviar Blue WD5000AAKX 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s" my motherboard has only SATA 3.0Gb/s ports so I guess my question is "will the hard drive be backward compatible with my 3.0 ports?"
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Yes it will, but you will not get the 6.0 Gb/s speeds.
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I figured if it was I would only get what my MB can handle but it was cheaper then the 3.0Mb/s drives
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