06-28-2016 07:46 PM
Does the Touchsmart 15-f010WM notebook have a SATA III (6 Gb/s) controller? Thanks.
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06-28-2016 09:42 PM
From the second manual on the following link: no
But it won't hurt to install SATA III HDD because SATA III is backward compatible.
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06-29-2016 01:19 AM
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!!