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    SATA 3 HDD, SATA 2 Intel Mobo: Chance of success?

    Hi guys

    Intel Q6700 (no idea chipset) on a board, rock solid, need new HDD

    WD 2tb Green drive, SATA 3.

    Chances of instant win? Will it all be compatible? Should be, shouldn't it? ... but what's the % chance?

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    Re: SATA 3 HDD, SATA 2 Intel Mobo: Chance of success?

    Yeah - SATA is backwards compatible do it and you shouldn't have any issues.

    The only issues I've experienced first hand are with MAXTOR SATA 1 drives as they sent a too long timeout request and appeared to hang to the SATA controllers on the motherboard.

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    Re: SATA 3 HDD, SATA 2 Intel Mobo: Chance of success?

    Yup, no compatibility issues experienced here in a similar situation (albeit with a SATA3 SSD)

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    Re: SATA 3 HDD, SATA 2 Intel Mobo: Chance of success?

    I've got a P35 based motherboard. 1 WD green 2TB SATA3 HDD and 0 problems.
    Works nicely with the Intel SSD 320 as well
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    Re: SATA 3 HDD, SATA 2 Intel Mobo: Chance of success?

    Done it with all sorts of PCs, no problems.

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    Re: SATA 3 HDD, SATA 2 Intel Mobo: Chance of success?

    lubberly

    thanks guys..

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    Re: SATA 3 HDD, SATA 2 Intel Mobo: Chance of success?

    Quote Originally Posted by Zak33 View Post
    prolly be on the dog to Lee this week then
    I find telephones are better - dogs get distracted by food.

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