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11-18-2016 10:41 AM
I want to instal one SSD disk on my computer. Do anyone now if it is Sata 3 port on this computer ? If it isn`t can I install Sata 3 port or do I have to chang motheboard !
11-18-2016 10:50 AM - edited 11-18-2016 10:50 AM
Run this free hardware analyzer that I have zipped up and attached below.
Run the file, close the summary window and on the left side of the window, click to expand the Drives section.
Then click to expand the sata/atapi drives section.
Click on your hard drive name listed there. The first line will be the Drive Controller spec.
It will report the hard drive type running at a certain speed.
For example Serial ATA 6 Gb/s @ 6 Gb/s.
If your notebook only has a SATA II port, it might report Serial ATA 6 Gb/s @ 3 Gb/s, or Serial ATA 3 Gb/s @ 3 Gb/s.
11-21-2016 08:10 AM
That's a good question.
I was hoping that HP had installed a SATA III mechanical hard drive in your notebook.
The utility will only detect what speed it is running at.
I cannot find any specs on the chipset your notebook has either, regarding the controller speed.
However, you may as well install a SATA III SSD because you can always transfer it to another notebook that has a SATA III controller in the future.