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Does the Touchsmart 15-f010WM notebook have a SATA III (6 Gb/s) controller?  Thanks.

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Hi,

 

From the second manual on the following link: no

 

    http://support.hp.com/us-en/product/HP-15-Notebook-PC-series/7137590/model/7280689/manuals

 

But it won't hurt to install SATA III HDD because SATA III is backward compatible.

 

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Thanks for that reference.  I had seen that, but misinterpreted it as referring to the 500GB and 750GB drives themselves not the laptop's SATA controller.   So, it's a SATA II controller.  I understand that SATA III SSDs are backwards compatible...when interfaced via a SATA II controller, though, do you see significantly better performance over a 7200 RPM traditional drive?  I suppose the benefits of no moving parts and little if any impact of fragmentation--largely irrelevant with an SSD--might make the upgrade worthwhile anyway.  Thanks for the definitive clarification!!

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