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*Newbie Question* Does the WD Blue 1TB connect into SATA 6 or 3 GB slot in the motherboard?

XDestroyer

72 months ago

Title says it all.

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  • 72 months ago
  • 2 points

Technically it can go into both. Ideally you want all devices on SATA3 (6Gbps)

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks a lot for the info, I'm gonna do that. :)

  • 72 months ago
  • 2 points

Either should work fine, and both will likely have comparable performance. Platter drives typically do not max out a SATA 3Gb port, even if they are SATA 6Gb based. However, if your drive is SATA 6 and you have a SATA 6 port available, it certainly doesn't hurt to use that port.

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

Okay thanks a lot, I was just confused because my friend's cousin built a pc, and his hard drive did not work when he connected it in the sata 6gb/s port. It was a WD Blue 1TB. Thanks again!

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

Some mobos have third party chip to provide additional 6 Gb/s ports. For example, MSI Z77A-GD65, the chipset only provides 2 native SATA 6 Gb/s ports controlled by the Intel chipset but has additional 2 ports controlled by Asmedia. Those connected to the Asmedia ports requires drivers and configuration setup...

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