Can I replace my laptop HD, currently Sata 1.5, with a Sata 3..0? Tags: Sata Laptops Last response: December 10, 2008 9:53 PM in Laptops & Notebooks Share excessumcarcer December 9, 2008 3:52:08 PM I bought a Toshiba X205-Sli1, but it was upgraded. The original one was a 5400, but the new one is 7200. I didn't upgrade it myself, and I didn't pay for the upgrade, so its not a big deal. Basically, I have 2, 200gb Hitachi Travelstar 7k200 drives installed currently. This is the one that is installed, http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... Personally, I like western digital, and if I have to, seagate. I've heard problems with Hitachi failing, that is this version, after 3 months. It seems to be the biggest complaint, "3 months and it fails". I guess after 3 months you have less to worry about. But, the current one is 7200 RPM, 16mb, Sata 1.5gb/s notebook hard drive. I wanted to put one of these in, http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... I know about desktops and such, but Im still learning laptops. So does a sata 3.0 work if a sata 1.5 does? Or does it have a different hookup? More about : replace laptop sata sata | E-mail me updates | Report abuse Register or log in to remove frozenlead Laptop Expert December 9, 2008 5:37:31 PM They use the same connector, and, generally, most of them are interchangeable. Some drives act funny when on the wrong bus...but I've only found a few that do so. | Report abuse cjl December 10, 2008 9:25:50 PM It should work. The connector is physically the same, and in 99% of cases, it is perfectly backwards compatible. | Report abuse TheGreatGrapeApe December 10, 2008 9:53:29 PM Get the WD Black (I have the Blue), and it'll be fine the controller handle the aut detect (no jumper needed). The only thing I've even heard issues with is NCQ is a drive to drive issue, but that could be controller to controller quality really. | Report abuse Register or log in to remove Ask the community Publish Tom's Hardware>Forum>Laptops & Notebooks>Can I replace my laptop HD, currently Sata 1.5, with a Sata 3..0?> Related ressources: ForumDell Inspiron 640m - 1.5 G or 3.0 G SATA ? ForumSATA 3.o compatible with SATA 1.5 ports? ForumIs SATA currently unreliable? ForumWill SATA 1.0 MOBO accept a new SATA3.0 drive? ForumSATA 3.0 connectors not = SATA 1.5 ? ForumCan SATA 6.0 replace SATA 1.5 HD ? ForumSATA 3.0 Gb/s 7200 rpm vs. SATA 1.5 Gb/s 10000rpm ForumWill 3.0 G/s SATA Drive work in a 1.5 G/s System? ForumFASTEST SETUP PERIOD 15 ,000rpm scsi or 10,000 SATA ? ForumHow 2 configure ASUS P6T w/lone SSD + SATA RAID? ForumRepalce SCSI 160 15 k drive with Raptor SATA ForumP8Z68-V PRO SATA question Forumhow do I know if my HD is operating at sata 3.0 ? ForumBenifits of using USB 3.0 with SATA 1 ForumNeed help diagnosing stuttering every 15-30 minutes. ForumBack light or Inverter? ForumToshiba Laptop Locked up Forumwhich laptop processor is faster, please help me ForumNon-mac GeForce 9400m laptop? ForumDell E1505 won't post with new ATI X1400 More resources Read discussions in other Laptops & Notebooks categories Battery Acer Asus Dell Hewlett Packard iPad Toshiba Vaio !