Jump to content

Welcome to Geeks to Go - Register now for FREE

Geeks To Go is a helpful hub, where thousands of volunteer geeks quickly serve friendly answers and support. Check out the forums and get free advice from the experts. Register now to gain access to all of our features, it's FREE and only takes one minute. Once registered and logged in, you will be able to create topics, post replies to existing threads, give reputation to your fellow members, get your own private messenger, post status updates, manage your profile and so much more.

Create Account How it Works

3.0 & 6.0 GB SATA CD/DVD Ports.

  • Please log in to reply




  • Member
  • PipPip
  • 43 posts
I have some 3.0 GB & some 6.0 GB SATA Ports.

If I plug a 3.0 device into a 6.0 port or vice versa, will it damage either the device or the port?

I am assuming that a 3.0 SATA CD/DVD will run properly at 3.0 GB in a 6.0 Port.

I am assuming that a 6.0 SATA Hard Disk device will run properly at 3.0 GB in a 3.0 Port.

Due to the number of devices & Ports, I will have to do one or the other of the above.

Edit: Email address removed for your security.

Edited by Wolfeymole, 23 March 2013 - 03:07 AM.

  • 0




    Tech Staff

  • Technician
  • 19,691 posts
Hello Gouverneur

On rare occasions you may get functionality issues but not damage to the MB.

SATA 6 will clock backwards when connected to a SATA 3 port and a SATA 3 device will function at 3 Gb/s in a SATA 6 Gb/s port.

Hope this answers your question.
  • 0

Similar Topics

0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users

As Featured On:

Microsoft Yahoo BBC MSN PC Magazine Washington Post HP