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will a sata III drive work if plugged into a sata interface and if so what is the down side?

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January 6, 2014 8:55:47 AM

I am trying to upgrade my all-in-one with a faster HD and a SSD to improve performance. The mother board is an IPISB-NK (Lavaca SB) made by Pegatron and running chipset Intel H61 (I7-2600s CPU). The HD and the SSD I want to use are both SATA III and the only tech data I can find for the original HP build is SATA 2011. Any of you HP/INTEL gurus have an answer?
Many thanks, MandM

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January 6, 2014 9:14:12 AM

SATA does maintain backward compatibility so your SATA III device will work in a SATA II port (H61 supports SATA II). The only downside is that you won't get SATA III throughput (no 6GB/s) but I wouldn't think you'll miss it, you'll still get improved response from the SSD
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January 7, 2014 1:00:06 PM

C12Friedman said:
SATA does maintain backward compatibility so your SATA III device will work in a SATA II port (H61 supports SATA II). The only downside is that you won't get SATA III throughput (no 6GB/s) but I wouldn't think you'll miss it, you'll still get improved response from the SSD


Thanks C12------ Do you know how to open the center panel on the back of the HP Touchsmart all-in-one 520-1070? The service manual says it has a Kensington key but the hole just looks like a slot and I don't have a key. Tks
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January 7, 2014 2:02:21 PM

The Kensington slot doesn't have anything to do with opening the back, it's for a cable that you can use to lock your unit to the desk (or whatever) with. The "Upgrading and Servicing Guide" available here http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/manualCategory?cc=us... should get you into your computer
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January 7, 2014 3:20:18 PM

C12Friedman said:
SATA does maintain backward compatibility so your SATA III device will work in a SATA II port (H61 supports SATA II). The only downside is that you won't get SATA III throughput (no 6GB/s) but I wouldn't think you'll miss it, you'll still get improved response from the SSD


C12Friedman said:
The Kensington slot doesn't have anything to do with opening the back, it's for a cable that you can use to lock your unit to the desk (or whatever) with. The "Upgrading and Servicing Guide" available here http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/manualCategory?cc=us... should get you into your computer


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January 7, 2014 3:21:24 PM

Yeah, I realized that was a DA question when it popped right off. thanks again
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