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Is it okay to put my hard drive into the 3gbps slot on mobo?

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HI all

If I put my hard drive (it says 6 gbps) into a 3gbps connector on my mobo will it run slower or something?

Will it be noticeable?

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post #2 of 5
If it's a high-end SSD, it may be a bit slower.

If it's a normal hard disk drive, there shouldn't be any appreciable difference.
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post #3 of 5
It's fine if it's just a normal hard drive instead of an SSD.

You won't notice a difference.
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its a 320gb 7200 rpm drive

is that a normal hard drive? it has my data on it lol i am noob
    
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No HDD will see any speed difference between SATA II and SATA III ports. They advertise SATA III HDDs but the truth is none of them can even fully use the 3GBPS speed of SATA II.

So no, it doesn't matter which port you use.
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