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Hi guys,

I have ASUS P6T motherboard, it has 2x sata 6gb/s. i have 2 hard drivers a 1tb caiver green wester digital at 7200 rpm and a similiar 500 gb samung 7200rpm hard drive. question is what are the 6gb sata ports for and will these 2 hard drives work with them?
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i7 2600k @4.8 ASRock Z68 Extreme 7 Gen 3 2 x gtx 560ti (448 cores) Battlefield 3 edition 8GB corsair xms3 ddr3 1866 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
64Gb OCZ Vertex 500 GB Satat 3 samsung standard dvd rom noctua nh-d14 
OSMonitorPowerCase
windows 7 ultimate x64 50" lg at 1920x1080 and 24" samsung 3d monitor 850 watt corsair TX850 corsair 600T white graphite limited edition 
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logitech gameing mouse sound blaster 5.1vx 
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They are for hard drives equipped with Sata 6, they are backwards compatible, so you can use them, though you won't see any benefit from using them over your Sata 3 (if your hd's are sata 3 and not 6)
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That is the newer sata plugin. You get more speed over the sata 3. Sata 3 is 300meg a sec. Where as the newer sata 6 is 6meg a sec. Sata 6 is backwards compatible with the older sata drives also. But to get the maximum transfer speed you will need to use a sata 6 hard drive on it.
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