03-29-2017 04:20 AM
I would like to replace my current HDD with SATA 3 SDD in z480. But I'm sure that it supports SATA 3.
I can't upderstand the meaning of tech specs ( SATA disk ( SATA 2 ) vs SATA controller (SATA 3) ).
Could you help me?
Thank you in advance.
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03-29-2017 07:22 AM
Hi Shatter ,
Welcome to the Community Forums.
SATA I (revision 1.x) interface, formally known as SATA 1.5Gb/s, is the first generation SATA interface running at 1.5 Gb/s. The bandwidth throughput, which is supported by the interface, is up to 150MB/s.
SATA II (revision 2.x) interface, formally known as SATA 3Gb/s, is a second generation SATA interface running at 3.0 Gb/s. The bandwidth throughput, which is supported by the interface, is up to 300MB/s.
SATA III (revision 3.x) interface, formally known as SATA 6Gb/s, is a third generation SATA interface running at 6.0Gb/s. The bandwidth throughput, which is supported by the interface, is up to 600MB/s. This interface is backwards compatible with SATA 3 Gb/s interface
SATA II specifications provide backward compatibility to function on SATA I ports. SATA III specifications provide backward compatibility to function on SATA I and SATA II ports. However, the maximum speed of the drive will be slower due to the lower speed limitations of the port.
As per data sheet SATA controller : Serial ATA, SATA 6.0Gb/s, integrated in chipset
Hope this help answer your query.
03-30-2017 03:52 AM
But I didn't find SATA 3 port on the motherboard ( link)
I thought I should switch a port from SATA 2 to SATA 3.
Probably I don't understand anything. Will SATA 3 work if I just set up SSD instead of HDD?
03-30-2017 07:31 AM
Hi Shatter ,
I understand your concern as you are planning a nice upgrade .
SATA 3 SSD would work on your laptop as your chipset supports it (Intel Panther Point HM76 ).
SATA 1,2,3 have compatible interfaces (even if port on your board is SATA2 interfaced).
It may affect a bit of but the performance rate is still well appreciated for an SSD .
Hope this help answer your query better.
03-30-2017 09:30 AM
05-04-2017 05:20 PM
Hello im reading your post and I have the same problem, I want to buy an SSD 240gb Ssd Kingston Uv400 wich I know is SATA 3. My question is will it be an upgrade on my lenovo z480 and will it work?