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06 Dec 2012   #1

Windows 8 Pro. 32bit
 
 
How do i use Sata 6gb/sn port on Intel HM76 Mobo in HP Pro.4540s

Hi there,
I have HP Probook 4540s Notebook. Its with Intel HM76 Express Mobo and i know it comes with Sata 6gb/sn ports.
But my laptop has Hitachi HDD works with Sata 3gb/sn. Now i want to change it with ocz vertex 4. But im not sure that the port has Sata 6gb/sn capatible.

Anyone knows that notebook, please tell me if its ok with Sata III port.

Or is there any solutions change with Sata 3g/sn port to Sata 6gb/sn port ?

I added my system info to attach...

Thanks for your replys guys!



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07 Dec 2012   #2

Windows 8 Pro. 32bit
 
 

help please, im going to buy ocz v4 tomorrow
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07 Dec 2012   #3

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I don't know if you have sata 3 or 6 GB/s ports on the notebook. If you do there may be an option in your BIOS to switch. But, either way, the Vertex 4 will work fine in the notebook. It is backward compatible, meaning it will work on sata 3GB/s or sata 6GB/s ports.
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07 Dec 2012   #4

Windows7 Pro 64bit SP-1; Windows XP Pro 32bit
 
 

I just bought a HP 4540S a few days ago.

Mine has the Hitachi HDD same as yours. Mine came from the factory with the Bios set to SATA 6.0Gbs and AHCI mode.
You can go into Bios and make sure the SATA 6.0Gbs button and AHCI button are selected.
This is a very simple Bios and has very few options.

When the laptop boots to first HP screen keep pressing ESC (escape button).
This will give you options to navigate.
Below is a SNIP of the manual for our laptop. How to get to where you need. You still may need to do a little searching once in.
I found it quite easily.
Hope this helps.


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07 Dec 2012   #5

Windows 8 Pro. 32bit
 
 

Yes, sata 6.0gbs choosed in bios. But hdd is not working on 6.0gbs mode. Maybe hdd isnt support 6gbs. I hope it will fine with ssd.

Thanks for your replys,
Have a nice day

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Hopalong X View Post
I just bought a HP 4540S a few days ago.

Mine has the Hitachi HDD same as yours. Mine came from the factory with the Bios set to SATA 6.0Gbs and AHCI mode.
You can go into Bios and make sure the SATA 6.0Gbs button and AHCI button are selected.
This is a very simple Bios and has very few options.

When the laptop boots to first HP screen keep pressing ESC (escape button).
This will give you options to navigate.
Below is a SNIP of the manual for our laptop. How to get to where you need. You still may need to do a little searching once in.
I found it quite easily.
Hope this helps.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
07 Dec 2012   #6

Windows7 Pro 64bit SP-1; Windows XP Pro 32bit
 
 

I suspected my HDD is SATA 3.0 Gbs. It will work on Sata 3.0 or Sata 6.0 mode.
It can only work at Sata 3.0 speeds as that is what it was designed to do.

The Vertex 4 will be a nice addition to your laptop.

I ordered a Samsung 840 250GB for mine. It should arrive today.
Good luck.
Post again if you need more assistance.
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07 Dec 2012   #7

Win 7 Pro 64-bit 7601
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by RIDVANBAL View Post
Yes, sata 6.0gbs choosed in bios. But hdd is not working on 6.0gbs mode. Maybe hdd isnt support 6gbs. I hope it will fine with ssd.
afaik, HDDs don't even saturate 3.0 Ggbps (or SATA II) due to mechanical limitations.
Most laptops don't mount SATA III hdds for cost reasons even if their sata ports could do it. Also because you won't notice the difference. SATA III is mainly for SSDs.
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09 Dec 2012   #8

Windows 8 Pro. 32bit
 
 

Guys i just changed HDD with OCZ Vertex 4 128gb. Everything gone well and there isnt any problem with SSD. Im gonna replace my HDD with ODD caddy. I will upload SS soon with ODD Caddy.

Also added SS of SSD benchmark results.

System config:
Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-3210M CPU @ 2.50GHz
6.00 GB Ram
OCZ Vertex 4 128gb

Thanks for all


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09 Dec 2012   #9

Windows7 Pro 64bit SP-1; Windows XP Pro 32bit
 
 

Your welcome.
Excellent numbers.

My SSD won't be here until Monday. It missed the Saturday mail.

My new Ram arrvived. Going from 4GB to 2x4GB made a big improvment.

I hope my new SSD does as well as yours.
Enjoy!!!
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09 Dec 2012   #10

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 X64 (Windows 8.1, Linux Mint, Windows XP and others in VM)
 
 

Nice scores, RIDVANBAL. Well done. Those are some really good numbers.
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