I was wondering if the new Sandy Bridge laptops now on the market have support for SATA 3 6 GB/s ? I know the desktop motherboards do support it natively via the p67/h67 chipset, but do the Sandy Bridge laptops have the same support ?
I'm interested because I will want to get a Vertex 3 or some other SATA 3 SSD for my future laptop (which will be based on SB).
The sandy bridge architecture incorporates 2 x sata 6gb/s interfaces.
Yes, anything with a sandybridge chip should have at sata 3.0
It is, of course, possible to build a computer using only the sata 2 functionality but... nobody would. In fact there is some speculation that the intel 510 ssd was designed for fast sequential read and write in order to showcase the chips 'new' sata 3 ports which would be required in order to see the amazing speed of these ssds.