6gb/s SSD laptop system stuck at 3gb/s Tags: SSD Laptops SATA Storage Last response: August 12, 2012 3:09 AM in Storage Share ericfrazer August 11, 2012 11:25:45 PM Hello, Brand new Samsung 830 128GB sata 6gb/s hard drive is stuck in 3gb/s mode. Laptop: HP DV7-4290US. Using Port 0 (unaffected by the port2-5 flaw). Latest bios and drivers. Intel Mobile Express Chipset SATA AHCI Controller 11.2.1006 5/30/2012. hwinfo64 v.4.02 reports "SATA Port 0 6 Gb/s: Supported". Intel Rapid Storage Technology utility reports SSD on Port 0 is currently at SATA transfer rate of 3 Gb/s. Samsung SSD magician reports all OS optimization completed, and system is in AHCI mode. Benchmarks consistently 260MB/s read and write. Already tried LPM registry fix, uninstalling/reinstalling Intel RST. The BIOS options are sparse and nothing to do with storage. Any other ideas? More about : 6gb ssd laptop system stuck 3gb Dereck47 a c 427 G Storage August 12, 2012 12:02:37 AM Your laptop does not have 6Gb/s ports. Your drive is functioning normally. ericfrazer August 12, 2012 1:49:53 AM Why's HWInfo reporting 6 Gb/s supported then?? Related resources 6Gb/s HDD on 3Gb/s SATA motherboard - Forum Crucial M4 - Getting 3GB/s speeds instead of 6GB/s speeds? - Forum 3GB/s HDD on a 6GB/s MB - Forum C300 ssd 3gb/s vs 6gb/s - Forum C300 ssd switches from 6gb/s to 3gb/s on it's own - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer ericfrazer August 12, 2012 2:58:15 AM http://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/chipsets/value-c... Intel reports this HM65 chipset has support for 2 6Gbps ports. Is it the case that HP decided to disable both of them?? Or do I need to change a software or setting somewhere? azathoth August 12, 2012 3:08:30 AM The chipset supports it, but the laptop doesn't use it. Unless you're doing large file reads/writes to and from you wouldn't notice a difference anyways. Windows would load the same, apps would load the same ect. Dereck47 a c 427 G Storage August 12, 2012 3:09:26 AM Your laptop is based upon the Mobile Intel HM65 Express chipset. That chipset supports 6Gb/s ports, which is probably why it's reported in HWInfo, but HP has not included 6Gb/s ports in your laptop. If your laptop supported 6Gb/s drives HP definitely would have indicated it in their product specs. It's a good marketing point to say that their product can handle the latest generation SSDs. Do a Google search, but as far as I know there are no Laptops, Notebooks, or Netbooks that have internal 6Gb/s ports. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources: ForumSata 6Gb/s HDD at sata 3Gb/s speeds ForumSata 6gb/s vs sata 3gb/s ForumUsing SSD with 6GB/s interface on M4A77TD ForumWill a 6Gb/s HDD work on a 3Gb/s slot? Forum3gb/s vs 6gb/s Forum6Gb/s drives set to run at 3Gb/s speed question ForumUpgrading laptop hdd.Compatability, ie w/3gb/s vs 6gb/s transfer.... ForumSata 6Gb SSD on Sata 3Gbs platform ForumWorth installing SSD on SATA 3gb/s interface? ForumSATA 6Gb/s worthless with Marvell controller? Forum4tb hdd is being read as 2tb hdd Forum[Solved] SSD ForumSsd probleme ForumWhich 250+GB SSD to get ForumIntel vs samsung SSD More resources Read discussions in other Storage categories Hard Drives DVD Drives DVD Writers Optical Media Flash Media NAS/RAID SSD Western Digital !