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im picking up a new drive today because i just have 200gb left on this computer and im looking at new ones...
can i use a sata 3 HD (6gb/s) on my sata 2 mobo (3gb/s) because in the future i will be getting a board that supports 6gb/s when sandy drops

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im picking up a new drive today because i just have 200gb left on this computer and im looking at new ones...
can i use a sata 3 HD (6gb/s) on my sata 2 mobo (3gb/s) because in the future i will be getting a board that supports 6gb/s when sandy drops

much thanks <3
Technically not so much, the mono might not detect it, but don't quote me. I have 2x 1tb, sata 3, (6gb) both together in a raid 0. Load times are very effective, etc. Works amazing. But I haven't plugged them into a sata port yet. Overall new mob with sata 3 is backward compatible, but not the other way.

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Yes, SATA3 is backwards compatable with SATAII.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Serial_ATA
    
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