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T61 Support SATA II ?

2008-10-30, 16:18 PM

I try to upgrade my T61 harddisk to 320G WDC WD3200BEVT.

This drive was used in my Acer PC. Using the Intel Storage manager, I confirm it is working as SATA II drive (generation 2).

However, when I install this drive to my T61.  It only display as generation 1.

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Re: T61 Support SATA II ?

2008-10-30, 16:24 PM

welcome to the forum!

 

the T61 supports SATA II but is limited to 1.5 Gb/sec interface speed.

 

 

edit: typo

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Re: T61 Support SATA II ?

2008-10-30, 16:27 PM

Thank you for your quick reply. I though this is a 965 chipset PC and should support 3.0GB?

Could this be the reason that Intel Storage manager reporting the drive as generation 1?

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Re: T61 Support SATA II ?

2008-10-30, 20:12 PM

Why it is limited to 150 GB/sec interface speed ?

 

I thought "ICH8M-Enhanced I/O Controller Hub" should make this work.

 

So basically SATA II will not function as it should be in T61, right?

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Re: T61 Support SATA II ?

2008-10-31, 1:24 AM
Yes, quite suprised to me. Anyone got a answer for it?
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Re: T61 Support SATA II ?

2008-11-01, 4:59 AM
it was done to save battery power.

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Re: T61 Support SATA II ?

2008-11-01, 14:37 PM

So it must be some control via BIOS?

I check from WD website. In fact the 250G (SATA1) and 320G(SATA2) has the same power rating.

Unless the Intel chipset takes more power when SATA2 is enabled.

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Re: T61 Support SATA II ?

2008-11-02, 20:11 PM
Is it possible that user can configure this from BIOS or Matrix Manager or anywhere else?
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Re: T61 Support SATA II ?

2008-11-02, 23:27 PM
I check the BIOS and Intel Matrix manager. There is no setting for it.
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Re: T61 Support SATA II ?

2008-11-03, 2:45 AM
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I don't work for Lenovo
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