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05-16-2012 03:40 PM
Hi. I have three questions. I'm installing a secondary HD Western Digital 7200rpm SATA III in my HPE H8-1214. I'm just curious (now that I bought it) if an SATA III HD will be compatible with the motherboard (I read there are some SATA III connectors). This is an obvious question, but I'm paranoid.
Secondly, do I actually need an SATA III cable to use with my SATA III HD? I read that you need it to actually utilize the full 6gb data rate transfer. I also read you do not. Just curious.
Lastly, if so, how long should the SATA III cable be?
Thanks for an HP professional's help.