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Windows 7: How to know if my drive is driven with sata3

17 Feb 2014   #1
arjfca

windows 7 Pro x64
 
 
How to know if my drive is driven with sata3

Hello

How could I know if my drive is driven by a sata3 or sata2?

Martin


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17 Feb 2014   #2
strollin

W10 Pro desktop, W10 laptop, W10 laptop, W10 Pro tablet (all 64-bit)
 
 

You need to know the specs of the SATA controller in your system (usually built-in to the motherboard) and you need to know the specs of the drive itself. The Gigabyte B75M-D3H motherboard you have listed in your system specs say that 1 connector on the board (it will be a different color than the others) supports SATA 3.0. Provided the drive you have plugged into that connector also supports SATA 3.0, you should be good to go.
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17 Feb 2014   #3
arjfca

windows 7 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by strollin View Post
You need to know the specs of the SATA controller in your system (usually built-in to the motherboard) and you need to know the specs of the drive itself. The Gigabyte B75M-D3H motherboard you have listed in your system specs say that 1 connector on the board (it will be a different color than the others) supports SATA 3.0. Provided the drive you have plugged into that connector also supports SATA 3.0, you should be good to go.
OK, I found the white sata 3 connector. Drive has been replace to be connected to it
Thank you

Martin
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18 Feb 2014   #4
madcratebuilder

Win8/8.1,Win7-U64, Vista U64, uncounted Linux distor's
 
 

Be sure you have the correct chip set drivers installed. Should be on the mobo CD.
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18 Feb 2014   #5
arjfca

windows 7 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by madcratebuilder View Post
Be sure you have the correct chip set drivers installed. Should be on the mobo CD.
Good point,
Is there a way to see if the proper set is already installed? I can't turn off my pc at the moment to go see in the bios

Martin
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18 Feb 2014   #6
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

You don`t check the chipset drivers in the bios, open up device manager and check.
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18 Feb 2014   #7
arjfca

windows 7 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by AddRAM View Post
You don`t check the chipset drivers in the bios, open up device manager and check.
OK , I got it open

What do I look for, or what should I see

Thanks for all your help guy's

Martin
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18 Feb 2014   #8
maxie

windows 7 home 64bit
 
 

Hi there .. You have an Intel Chipset Installed .. You can check this by doing the following ...

Type regedit in the start search box

Once in the Registry Editor expand "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE"

Next Expand "SOFTWARE"

Next Expand "INTEL"


Click on "Infinst"
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18 Feb 2014   #9
arjfca

windows 7 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by maxie View Post
Hi there .. You have an Intel Chipset Installed .. You can check this by doing the following ...

Type regedit in the start search box

Once in the Registry Editor expand "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE"

Next Expand "SOFTWARE"

Next Expand "INTEL"


Click on "Infinst"
Hello Maxie

OK, I have done it, Now, what should I look for?

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Martin
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18 Feb 2014   #10
maxie

windows 7 home 64bit
 
 

Hi there Your Version of the Chipset is version 9 3 01019 ... You do not need to do any thing .. Either Windows has Installed that Version or you did from the Motherboards Website ....
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