08-22-2010 07:50 AM
I have a W500 (TYPE 4061-B41) that is equipped with a Seagate 7200 rpm 160GB HD. The HD is marketed as capable of SATA II (3Gbps), but my W500 is only interfacing it with SATA I (1.5Gbps). Although I know that in practice the performance between SATA I and SATA II for a non SSD would be minimal but I still feel uneasy about it. Is there anything I can do about it?
08-22-2010 11:14 AM
as said the W500 is not limited to SATAI speed, it is fully SATA II compatible.
08-22-2010 07:40 PM
I opened the case to take a look at the disk today. It's a Seagate Momentus 7200.3 (model ST9160411AS ). I did a few googling and Seagate markets it as SATA II but the one on my machine is labeled as 1.5 Gb/sec :-( So it's a special OEM model designed for ThinkPad? Is it possible to upgrade it with a new firmware?
08-22-2010 11:03 PM
Lenovo doesn't have the sort of firmware upgrade that you are after.