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SATA II vs SATA III

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I just wanted to confirm that SATA III is backwards compatible with SATA II mobos, data and power cables.

Found a good deal on a 3Tb Seagate drive (SATA III). I'll only be using it for storage so speed isn't important; ripping (my) DVDs to my PC, etc. My mobo won't support the higher speed drives (will it?), but as long as it won't be a problem, I might as well get the SATA III. I'd imagine that the mobo will be upgraded before the drive dies. Besides, the SATA III is a real bargain - cheaper than the SATA II equivalent.

Thanks a lot,


Mike
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
AMD K15 970A-D3P NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660  NVIDIA GeForce GTX 460 
RAMRAMHard DriveOptical Drive
Kingston  Kingston  Crucial M4 64Gb, 4x 1Tb, 1x 500Gb WD Caviar Black LG LiteScribe GH24 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Win 10 x64 LG E2350 23" 1920x1080 / Samsung 19.5" 1366x768 Razer Lycosa (Mirror Edition) Corsair HX850w 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
CoolerMaster 690 Razer Mamba 2012 Razer Goliath XL Logitech X-530 speakers 
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Creative SupremeFX X-Fi sound card 
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there won't be any problem, actually there is no difference between sata ii and sata iii HDD
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