Here is the specs of my motherboard ports:
2 x Serial ATA/300 SATA, 1 x Ultra ATA/100 (ATA-6) IDE
As you can see I have SATA controller built in. I purchased a WD 180 GB HDD which is SATA2 . My question is will the SATA2 HDD run off of the SATA Controller listed above? I know there will be a speed sacrifice but will it at least run?
SATA 300 is what's generally called SATA II or 3.0G although it really doesn't matter. No current SATA drives exceed the original SATA transfer rate of 150MB/sec. WD Raptors are SATA I drives and they are the fastest SATA drives available.