I have a 3gbps motherboard but am thinking about installing a 6gbps hd drive th

Matthew_D

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Hello,

I have a 880GM-E41 Motherboard and am looking to expand my hard drive space. The motherboard is at 3gbps and I'm looking at installing a 6gbps hard drive, I know I won't get 6gbps, but there are more attractive (specs) 6gbps out there and was wondering if I would have any conflict. I am looking at two hard drives: Seagate ST3000DM001 and Seagate ST2000DL003

Thanks for any and all advice!

_Matt D
 

you wont the hard drive controler will fail back to sata 3.0 speeds.
 

willard

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You won't have any problems at all, everything will just work.

Also, no hard drive ever manufactured can saturate a 3 GB/s SATA port. You'd need an SSD to see any benefit from going from SATA II to SATA III. Any difference in performance between HDDs would be minimal.
 

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