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Its a bit silly. Can SATA 3gbps HDD work on Sata 6gbps?

Discussion in 'Storage' started by de.das.dude, Feb 20, 2013.

  1. de.das.dude

    de.das.dude Pro Indian Modder

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    Can they? im looking forward to buying the ASrock 990FX Extreme 4.
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    Random Murderer The Anti-Midas

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    Yes. Unless otherwise stated in the motherboard's documentation or the drive's documentation, all three generations of SATA are backwards- and forwards-compatible. You'll just get the speeds from the slowest link in the chain, so to speak.
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    de.das.dude Pro Indian Modder

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    thanks!
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    Well I am running a SATA 3 Gbps HDD and even a SATA 1.5 Gbps HDD in my SATA 6 Gbps mobo and never had a problem. :p
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    Solaris17 Creator Solaris Utility DVD

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    yup

    IIRC both the HDDs and the controllers are backwards compatable

    so a 6gb/s drive will work on a 1.0 controller

    and

    1.0 drives will work on 6gb/s controllers


    the controllers on both the board and the drives have the ability to talk to each other no problem.
  6. james888

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    Don't buy into the sata 6gbs cable thing either. A sata cable is a sata cable is a sata cable. Link.
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    Crunching for Team TPU
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    de.das.dude Pro Indian Modder

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    yeah, i use the cables that come with the board.
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    yeah, they are compatible each other
    umm btw i think to buy extreme 4 too :toast:
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    nice. im buying next week. well, ordering tomorrow. will arrive next week.
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    qubit Overclocked quantum bit

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    Time to buy one of those gold plated Monster cables for $50 and get a "massive performance boost", just like with HDMI. :laugh:

    Yeah ddd, all the sata standards are compatible with each other, as the others have explained. :)
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    yeah, its kinda a good board, many sata and i can use my old dvdrom :toast:
    and uefi of course
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    de.das.dude Pro Indian Modder

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    i heard the uefi isnt good. anyways, i dont like uefi at all. too n00bish.
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    qubit Overclocked quantum bit

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    What bugs me about a UEFI BIOS is that there were all those promises about superfast BIOS booting, but it wasn't true. At least if my Asus mobo us anything to go by, as it takes just as long as all my previous mobos with the classic BIOS.

    It can seem a bit noobish, but I think the GUI has its place, too.
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    yeah but the features are promising
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Unified_Extensible_Firmware_Interface
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    de.das.dude Pro Indian Modder

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    as long as it starts without errors, i wont complain :p

    and yes qubit, they are 0% faster than normal bioses.

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