I dont think they are,
looks like this is my new board
Originally Posted by setishock
Yep. Estimated top end.
If the board is not back wards compatible then I'd pass it up. When sata II came out most boards where and still are sata I backward compatible.
If this is not holding true with sata III then just wait a couple of months for board makers to rethink their designs.
Yeah, as of the last time I looked on new egg there were only 4 available Sata III HDDs like someone above me. And I already have the hard drives I want. So, I will pass that board. Thanks for pointing it out specifically,because someone else told me they were backwards compatable =\