06-03-2013 08:17 AM
I've just done some messing around with my laptop and I've noticed that my HDD is running at sata 1 speeds, even tho it should be at sata 2.
After some googling, I've read that all Y560s have this issue and none of the previously posted solutions work at this time. There was talk of a Lenovo USB, but I refuse to spend money to fix a factory error.
What can I do to get my HDD to sata 2 speeds that it should have?
06-03-2013 03:55 PM
According to this pdf data sheet, the Y560 comes with the Mobile Intel® HM55 Express Chipset which supports up to up to 4 SATA ports. To know if the HDD and the SATA slot supports SATA 2 (3Gbps), download and install HWInfo (see sample on spoiler).
If your HDD is SATA 2 compatible but you're currently on the wrong SATA interface, try to move the HDD to the interface that's capable of SATA 2.
06-03-2013 09:56 PM - edited 06-03-2013 09:57 PM
No, not really. I formatted my PC a while back, installed all the drivers, didnt change any hardware slots or configuration and when updating stuff yesterday, I noticed this.
Also judging by other posts on this forum, every Y560 has this issue, so I didnt actually have to mess anything up.
06-03-2013 10:21 PM - last edited on 06-04-2013 12:14 AM by andyP
Ok, so I did this HWInfo test and this is what I've got:
So SATA II is supported, by my HDD is in the wrong slot - am I reading this correctly? And in order to fix this, I should simply open my laptop and relocate the HDD to a different, SATA II compatible port?
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06-03-2013 11:01 PM
Turns out its not a driver issue - that driver update utility says its all as its supposed to be (or that something is unsupported), but the HDD seems to be ok.
Im looking into the SATA ports now.
06-03-2013 11:30 PM - edited 06-03-2013 11:34 PM
06-03-2013 11:40 PM
My HDD is SATA II compatible - it could and should run on the SATA II port.
I see that the Y560 has only one port, so its simply a case of it being configured falsely (as many other topics and internet searches prove).
Is there a way to reconfigure it to give it SATA II speeds? I've already checked in BIOS but didnt find anything there and the previos topics have masked links, links where solutions were posted.
06-04-2013 12:13 AM
This is my entire HDD family - SATA 3Gb/s compatible