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Can I use hard drive rated at faster GB/s than motherboard?

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#1 skymaster191


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Posted 08 March 2016 - 02:56 PM

Hello. I have a home built desktop PC with Windows 7 Home Premium. Can I use a 6 GB/s SATA hard drive on a 3 GB/s SATA motherboard? The drive will just be restricted to 3GB/s...........correct? I figure this will be useful if I ever upgrade my motherboard. 

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#2 hamluis



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Posted 08 March 2016 - 03:02 PM

Sure, SATA drives are backward compatible...with the hard drive speed limited by the port it uses on the motherboard.



#3 skymaster191

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Posted 08 March 2016 - 05:32 PM

Cool.........thanks Man

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