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Windows 7: Can I replace SATA 1 HDD with SATA 2 HDD??

23 Oct 2011   #1
siringo

Windows 7 Pro x86
 
 
Can I replace SATA 1 HDD with SATA 2 HDD??

The hard drive in my son's laptop has died, it's a SATA 1 (1.5Gb/s) drive. Can I upgrade it to a SATA 2 (3.0 Gb/s) hard disk?? It's in a Toshiba laptop.

Many thanks in advance.


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23 Oct 2011   #2
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by siringo View Post
The hard drive in my son's laptop has died, it's a SATA 1 (1.5Gb/s) drive. Can I upgrade it to a SATA 2 (3.0 Gb/s) hard disk?? It's in a Toshiba laptop.

Many thanks in advance.
Any chance we can get your system specs and network setup? My crystal ball is being repaired..
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23 Oct 2011   #3
Zepher

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

yes you can.
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23 Oct 2011   #4
siringo

Windows 7 Pro x86
 
 

Thanks guys, much appreciated.
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23 Oct 2011   #5
Corazon

Windows 7 Professional SP1 32-bit
 
 

Well, "yes you can" is a bit vague. Absolutely, you can plug in a SATA-II harddisk, but it will run at SATA-I speed. Not really a problem as even 1.5Gb/sec is still faster than most harddisks out there.
Point being: SATA-II is backwards-compatible to SATA-I.
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23 Oct 2011   #6
smarteyeball

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Corazon View Post
Well, "yes you can" is a bit vague.
At least vagueness is preferable to erroneous
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23 Oct 2011   #7
Corazon

Windows 7 Professional SP1 32-bit
 
 

Maybe, but vagueness leads to confusion down the road.
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23 Oct 2011   #8
siringo

Windows 7 Pro x86
 
 

Thanks again guys.
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