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SSD upgrade: Can you use a 6Gb/s drive (SATA III) with a 3Gb/s (SATA II) controller?

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I'm trying to find the right solid state drive to replace my failing SATA II 3 Gb/s hard drive on my dv6-6108us laptop. Is it okay to go for a SATA III 6 Gb/s SSD or am I just asking for problems?

 

I have the Samsung 850 EVO 250GB 2.5inch SATA III (MZ-75E250B/AM) picked out. My current hard drive is only at about 140 GB used, and I already save all of my files online so I'm not worried about space.

 

So let's vote people. SATA III drive on a SATA II controller? Yay or nay?

 

Thanks!

 

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SSD upgrade: Can you use a 6Gb/s drive (SATA III) with a 3Gb/s (SATA II) controller?


@orchi23 wrote:

I'm trying to find the right solid state drive to replace my failing SATA II 3 Gb/s hard drive on my dv6-6108us laptop. Is it okay to go for a SATA III 6 Gb/s SSD or am I just asking for problems?

 

I have the Samsung 850 EVO 250GB 2.5inch SATA III (MZ-75E250B/AM) picked out. My current hard drive is only at about 140 GB used, and I already save all of my files online so I'm not worried about space.

 

So let's vote people. SATA III drive on a SATA II controller? Yay or nay?

 

Thanks!

 


Yes, the drives will work fine.  SATA III drives are compatible with SATA II controllers and will run at the fastest speed available.

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