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What sata hdd do i need

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Last response: in Storage
October 10, 2012 8:34:36 PM

I have a samsung RF711 Laptop and would like to purchase an additional internal drive to use in the spare bay but am not sure if I should buy a SATA 1, 2 or 3 as I'm not sure what will give the best or correct product to use with that model. Can you advise. Many thanks in advance.

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a c 501 G Storage
October 11, 2012 12:57:39 AM

The standards are forward/backward compatible and for HDDs. SATA II is adequate, as HDDs do not saturate the connection to make SATA III useful. Therefore, I would just get a SATA II (or III if same price) drive of the capacity you want. It uses a standard 9.5mm height drive like this one, or any similar:

You might also consider an SSD in the main bay and moving your HDD to the spare slot, which would give you an incredible performance increase.