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ivanlyf_2011 April 6, 2011 03:43 AM

Hi everyone

I've been trying to find an answer to these questions online but I can't find them, hence, pardon me if I have asked a repeat question

1. Can we plug in a SATA II HDD into a SATA III port on the motherboard?

2. Can we plug a SATA III HDD into a SATA II port on the motherboard?


I'm asking this because I bought an Intel 320 series SSD and then I realise that my motherboard only has SATA III (AMD SB850)

frontier204 April 6, 2011 06:33 AM

I've done both without problems. The protocol is designed to be backwards-compatible.

1. (SATA 3 Gb/s Kingston SSDNow in an Intel P67's SATA 6 Gb/s)
2. (SATA 6 Gb/s WD Caviar Black in an AMD 790GX's (EDIT: +SB750) SATA 3 Gb/s)

LarkStarr April 6, 2011 09:48 AM

yes and indeed yes.

ivanlyf_2011 April 6, 2011 10:30 AM

Thanks to the 2 of you!!

BTW, I intend to sell off my system in anticipation of Bulldozer. Do you guys think that Bulldozer will be punctual?

_dangtx_ April 6, 2011 10:41 AM

punctual,as in release date? if i had a mid to high end machine right now thats been going for a little while and not that i just bought?

i would sell the core components in time. once leaks start appearing it may get into the chatter and people wont pay

the coin they would pay today...:) so yeah go for it.

ivanlyf_2011 April 6, 2011 05:05 PM

Hi Dangtx

Yeah as in I wonder whether Bulldozer will be released by June latest and whether it will reach consumers's hands by August 2011 latest...

I live in Singapore btw where AMD is now packing its Llano APU

_dangtx_ April 6, 2011 05:32 PM

ok, what exactly are you running now?

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