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07-05-2011 05:00 AM
The motherboards on the Elite 7200 and Elite 7300 use the Intel H67 chipsets which should support SATA 3 but none of the HP documentation can confirm this. I would like to take full advantage of a high-end SSD, which means using a motherboard that supports SATA 3 (6Gb/s transfer).
Does anyone know whether these or any other HP PCs support SATA 3?
07-05-2011 10:45 AM - edited 07-05-2011 10:51 AM
According to the specifications NO its not supporting 6Gb/s
see the link
check the blue notes, its says the intel H67 does not support 6Gb/s speed
07-05-2011 10:53 AM
No, the 7200 doesn't support the 6.0 GB/S transfer rate according to the quickspecs.
See the 7200 quickspecs below, page 4.
* Because the Intel H67 chipset does not support SATA 6.0Gb/s, these hard drives will operate at
3.0Gb/s on HP Elite 7200
I can't find the same detailed info on the 7300 but it has the same chipset, so I would say no to that too.
The Elite 8200 does support SATA 3. I have one, so I know.
07-05-2011 10:56 AM
I am surprised coz Intel H67 must support Sata 3 according to the specs
and if you check the link under storage section you will see 3.5-inch, 7200-rpm, 6.0-Gb/s SATA hard drive (NCQ, SMART):3
07-05-2011 11:20 AM
I see what you mean regarding the Intel info, but HP is specifically stating that the SATA 3 drives will only run at SATA 2 speeds.
I wonder if HP is wrong on this one...
07-13-2011 02:01 AM - edited 07-13-2011 12:22 PM
just asked this question in the german HP community and got the following response on 07/13/2011:
"The SATA Ports on the HP Elite 7300 have a speed of 3.0 Gb/s.
Find further information here.
Die vorhanden SATA Anschlüsse beim HP Elite 7300 haben eine Geschwindigkeit von 3.0 Gb/s.
Weitere Informationen zu diesem Produkt finden Sie unter der folgenden Seite:
Hope this helps.
07-13-2011 09:47 AM - edited 07-13-2011 01:44 PM
So in this case which manufacture controlling the sata port? Ports support sata 2, with chipset support sata 3?
That is silly
by the way... the link does not say the motherboard support Sata 2 only, it just giving and options of replacement