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Can I connect a SATA-II hard drive to a SATA-I connection?

I have a GX280, and want to upgrade the harddrive. Can I use SATA-II and/or SATA-III harddrives with this computer? I understand that I will not get the full speed.

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They are indeed backwards compatible. It would be an anomaly if they were not. Some drives are set with a jumper.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SATA#Backward_and_forward_compatibility

Practical discussion with guys who have done it:

http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/243507-32-sata-compatible-sata-ports (read all the way down though)

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