Do I need HDD In 6/GB

NewYorksFinest

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Can I put a hard drive in the 3/GB a second instead of 6/GB? Will it still be and be able to add SSDs in the 6/GBs a second?
 

lehtv

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A SATA 3gb/s drive will work fine in a 6gb/s port and vice versa. SSD's benefit from the extra bandwidth of a 6gb/s port, while hard disks generally don't.

I don't know why you think adding a drive in one port would make you unable to add an SSD in another port. The ports are there so you can use them.

It's not 6/GB, that would be "six per gigabyte". It's 6 GB/s or "six gigabytes per second".
 
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The device speed is negotiated on a per-port basis. So if you put a 3Gbps HD in a 6Gbps port, it'll work at 3Gbps, but it doesn't have any impact on the devices on the other ports.
 

VirtualLarry

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You own a computer shop?

Edit: Perhaps my comment was unwanted, but things like RAM, PCI-E, and SATA compatibility are well-known things to anyone with experience. PCI-E is backwards / forwards compatible (thus far), SATA is backwards / forwards compatible (thus far), and RAM has never been backwards or forwards compatible. (Although, some motherboards allow using both DDR2 and DDR3, or DDR1 and DDR2, but NEVER both at the same time.)
 
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h9826790

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It can't cause you any problem.

May be think in this way. Lots of 6Gb/s SSD user have a SATA 1 optical drive connected to their SATA 3 port which never cause any issue.