I have this hard drive: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822148144
And this mobo: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813128012
I need to know how to hook it up. My mobo has two main different type of connections for HDs. Here are the two:
SATAII0/1/2/3 (SATA 3Gb/s Connector, Controlled by Intel ICH8)
GSATAII0/1 (SATA 3Gb/s Connector, Controlled by GIGABYTE SATA2)
So what one do I choose to hook the hard drive up to?
Here is a pic of the cable provided with the mobo for the hard drive. It also shows the three pairs of connections for the hard drive. The GSATA is the purple one and the SATA is the yellow one.
Also here is a pic of my hard drive. It has three connections on the back. One is for power the other fits the yellow cable in the above picture. So I assume it goes to the mobo. But there is a third connection. The longer one of the two. What is that for? I do not have any cables that fit it. Do I need it?
Also whats the difference between SATA 2 and SATA 3? My HD says its SATA 2 but the mobo says it supports up to SATA 3. And whats the difference between the two jacks I listed above?