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Laptop Motherboard: How to check if you have SATA III?

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March 20, 2013 12:30:13 PM

I bought an HP Envy dv6t-7300 laptop about a week ago and am looking into buying a new SSD to replace the HDD that is currently running on it.

The SAMSUNG 256GB PRO is the one I have my eyes on.

The problem is that I do not know if the motherboard on the laptop supports SATA III and will be able to make use of a SATA III SSD.

Is there anyway of knowing which SATA is on the motherboard without looking on the motherboard itself? Is there any software that can tell? Anything will do.

Thanks in advance!
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March 20, 2013 1:15:52 PM

Just buy the drive and install it.
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March 20, 2013 1:34:38 PM

anonymous1 said:
Just buy the drive and install it.


There is that option. But there is huge price difference between the Standard and Pro edition. I want to be sure that the laptop can have full access to the potentional of the SSD. If it is just a SATA II on the motherboard, the performance between the two will be around the same. But there is a $80 price difference.

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March 22, 2013 9:27:38 AM

look at the rated read and write speeds of the drives then compare them to the theoretical max of the interface.
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October 1, 2013 4:43:15 PM

Claude Cyrill said:
anonymous1 said:
Just buy the drive and install it.


There is that option. But there is huge price difference between the Standard and Pro edition. I want to be sure that the laptop can have full access to the potentional of the SSD. If it is just a SATA II on the motherboard, the performance between the two will be around the same. But there is a $80 price difference.



I would recomend using the Crucial System Scanner available here: http://www.crucial.com/systemscanner/?gclid=CLbh79bn9rk...
This will tell you.
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