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I am getting a SSD but the only cheap ones are SATA 2, and my motherboard has only SATA 3 slots. Will it work with my motherboard and do I need to buy a SATA 2 or 3 cable for it?

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Yes, it is and has always been.

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not much more to be said... :P –  Robert S Ciaccio Dec 18 '10 at 20:39
    
Both backwards and forwards compatible. –  Mircea Chirea Dec 18 '10 at 20:41
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