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Sata ii vs sata iii - bought wrong one

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October 24, 2012 3:39:35 PM

Hello,
i've just bought a corsair Force SATA 3 product (CSSD-F120GB3-BK) which has the wrong adaptor to fit my SATA II HP Elitebook 2530p (duh!). The corsair says its backward compatible, is there an adaptor? Or shall I take a walk to the vietnamese shop i bought it from (where nobody speaks English)?

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October 24, 2012 3:51:19 PM

SATA 3 and SATA 2 have the exact same connections and are fully and completely compatible with each other.
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October 31, 2012 1:15:15 AM

I bought a 2.5" drive when I needed a 1.8" drive for my HP Elitebook 2530p. The performance on these SSD's can be very good at up to around 250MB/s, but that still doesn't saturate the SATA 2 connection 3000Mb/s (mind the b and the B). The fast drive I bought was half the price and twice the speed (it was 2.5"), running at up to 500MB/s (read and write are slightly different) on to a SATA 3 (6000Mb/s) - since SATA 2 doesn't go that fast.

250MB/s is still miles faster than the old Toshiba standard HDD in the machine however, pity it's more than double the cost. Good old supply and demand eh.
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October 31, 2012 10:06:46 AM

simplest2remember said:
I bought a 2.5" drive when I needed a 1.8" drive for my HP Elitebook 2530p. The performance on these SSD's can be very good at up to around 250MB/s, but that still doesn't saturate the SATA 2 connection 3000Mb/s (mind the b and the B). The fast drive I bought was half the price and twice the speed (it was 2.5"), running at up to 500MB/s (read and write are slightly different) on to a SATA 3 (6000Mb/s) - since SATA 2 doesn't go that fast.

250MB/s is still miles faster than the old Toshiba standard HDD in the machine however, pity it's more than double the cost. Good old supply and demand eh.


Update on this:
After some pretty exhaustive research, I've ordered this:
http://www.amazon.com/MyDigitalSSD-128GB-Bullet-Proof-m...
microSATA in a 1.8" with a high datarate at the right price.
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November 10, 2012 1:51:34 AM

Best answer selected by simplest2remember.
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