Can I replace my laptop HD, currently Sata 1.5, with a Sata 3..0? Tags: SATA Laptops Product 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 frozenlead a b D Laptop 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. 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. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer 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. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources Can SATA 6.0 replace SATA 1.5 HD? Forum SolvedCan a SATA 1.5Gb/s ODD be connected to a SATA 3.0Gb/s port? Forum SolvedCan I run a SATA 1.5 Gb/s HDD through a SATA 3.0 Gb/s port? Forum Currently using a SATA 3.0gbps in macbook can i usea SATA 6.0gbps Forum SolvedDell Inspiron 640m - 1.5G or 3.0G SATA? Forum SolvedIs a sata 1.5 drive and a 3.0 sata pc? Forum SolvedSATA 3.0 connectors not = SATA 1.5? Forum Will usb 3.0 work with sata 1.5gbs hard drives Forum Looking to replace samsung HD501LJ sata (Possible sata2) hard drive with a sata 3 hard drive for my media server Forum SATA and the 1.5 / 3.0 gb Jumper - can I remove Forum Seagate SATA 1.5gbps/3.0gbps Jumper Question Forum SATA 1.5 to 3.0 gb/s Forum SATA 3.0Gb/s 7200 rpm vs. SATA 1.5Gb/s 10000rpm Forum SATA 3.0 Gbit/s drive with SATA 1.5 Gbit/s controller Forum Sata 1.5 motherboard Sata 3.0 harddrive Forum Will 3.0 G/s SATA Drive work in a 1.5 G/s System? Forum Any real difference between SATA 1.5G/s and SATA 3.0Gb/s Forum sata1.5 and 3.0? Forum Sata 3.0 vs sata 1.5? Forum Solvedreplaced HDD Sata hard drive on my Toshiba laptop Forum More resources Read discussions in other Laptops & Notebooks categories Battery Acer Asus Dell Hewlett Packard iPad Toshiba Vaio !