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Can i put SATA 3 hard drive on a SATA 2 capable motherboard ?

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As the title says smile.gif THANKS!
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Yes you can.
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Yes it will just run at lower speed
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You won't notice a difference between SATA III and SATA II as the hard drive can only transfer so fast (~100mbps)

You would only notice an issue if you ran multiple drives in RAID or a newer SATA III SSD on your SATA II board.
 
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HDDs are not even capable of sustained SATA 1.0 (SATA 1.5 Gbit/s) speeds. There's no such thing as a SATA3 HDD. It's just a way for manufactures to mark newer drives from old ones.
 
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Originally Posted by iLLicit1 View Post

You would only notice an issue if you ran multiple drives in RAID or a newer SATA III SSD on your SATA II board.
Each drive has a separate channel, even in RAID. So only a SATA3 SSD would show an improvement over SATA2. But that said, in a few short years that won't be the case. wink.gif
     
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HDDs are not even capable of sustained SATA 1.0 (SATA 1.5 Gbit/s) speeds. There's no such thing as a SATA3 HDD. It's just a way for manufactures to mark newer drives from old ones.

SATA 1.0, can substain something like 150MB/s. Seagate,S new hard drive, Hitachi,S new hard drive and the new Velociraptor are close to the 200MB/s or if it's not a bit more than 200MB/S (I think Velociraptor can get a maximum of 205MB/S)., so a SATA 1.0 will kinda be a bottleneck for a small amount of drives, but for all the others, SATA 1.0 is still enought.
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SATA 1.0, can substain something like 150MB/s. Seagate,S new hard drive, Hitachi,S new hard drive and the new Velociraptor are close to the 200MB/s or if it's not a bit more than 200MB/S (I think Velociraptor can get a maximum of 205MB/S)., so a SATA 1.0 will kinda be a bottleneck for a small amount of drives, but for all the others, SATA 1.0 is still enought.

Samsung F3 pulls out 160mb/s write speed for about 2 seconds before dropping to 140 constant biggrin.gif those drives are borderline SATA I speeds
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