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Windows 7: SATA identification


21 Sep 2012   #1
huy

Win 7 Home Premium x64
 
 
SATA identification

Hi, I'm about to upgrade a ssd 6gb/s to my hp dm4 laptop.
Here's the pictures my system specs based on HWiNFO32 software. It looks like themotherboard has port 0 and 1 supports 6gb/s. My current hdd is currently on port 0, which shows 3gb/s. so, do i have SATA 3 or 2?

Thanks




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21 Sep 2012   #2
Dwarf

Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64
 
 

Hi huy and welcome to W7 Forums

I would say that your computer has 6G SATA capability. SATA III is backwards compatible with SATA II and I devices and, if such a device is connected to a SATA III socket, it will report the speed of the device, e.g. SATA II and not SATA III.
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21 Sep 2012   #3
Phone Man

Windows 8.1 Pro w/Media Center 64bit, Windows 7 HP 64bit
 
 

Your HDD is only Sata II 3GBs and that is what it is showing. Ports 0 & 1 are 6GBs and will run a 6GBs HDD.

Jim
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21 Sep 2012   #4
huy

Win 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Phone Man View Post
Your HDD is only Sata II 3GBs and that is what it is showing. Ports 0 & 1 are 6GBs and will run a 6GBs HDD.

Jim
so when i replace 3gs/s hhd with new ssd 6gb/s on Port 0, the drive would operate at 6bg/s?
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21 Sep 2012   #5
Phone Man

Windows 8.1 Pro w/Media Center 64bit, Windows 7 HP 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by huy View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Phone Man View Post
Your HDD is only Sata II 3GBs and that is what it is showing. Ports 0 & 1 are 6GBs and will run a 6GBs HDD.

Jim
so when i replace 3gs/s hhd with new ssd 6gb/s on Port 0, the drive would operate at 6bg/s?
YES

Jim
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