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Old 10-04-2009, 09:08 PM   #1 (permalink)
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So im building a new computer and want to know if these 2 hard drives can be used at the same time with my selected motherboard...

hard drives...
Newegg.com - Corsair Extreme Series CMFSSD-64D1 2.5" 64GB SATA II MLC Internal Solid state disk (SSD) - Solid State Disks ///
Newegg.com - SAMSUNG SpinPoint P Series SP1614C 160GB 7200 RPM 8MB Cache SATA 1.5Gb/s 3.5" Hard Drive - Internal Hard Drives (this one is from my old computer)

motherboard....
Newegg.com - ASUS M4A77TD Pro AM3 AMD 770 ATX AMD Motherboard - AMD Motherboards

also...i might eventually want to add a 3rd hard drive in the future...
Newegg.com - Corsair Extreme Series CMFSSD-32D1 2.5" 32GB SATA II MLC Internal Solid state disk (SSD) - Solid State Disks


could all three hard drives be installed at the same time using that motherboard?
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The motherboard has five SATA ports, so you're good to go.
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The motherboard has five SATA ports, so you're good to go.
Is SATA "2.0" backwards compatible with SATA "1.0" devices? I know they have different connectors, just never knew whether or not they were compatible.
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Yes. SATA 3 will work in 1, 2, or 3, SATA 2 will work in 1, 2, or 3, and SATA 1 will work in all. Of course, the slower of the two joined will decide the maximum throughput.
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