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Bought a SATA III SANDISK SSD Disc but recognizes it as SATA II

2016-03-16, 9:50 AM

Dear forum members,

 

I've recently bought a new SANDISK Ultra II 240GB Sata 6gb disc, but after I ran a hardware info utility, it says that is connected only to 3gb (SATA II) mode.

 

Is my Thinkcentre m71e equipped with SATA III or not?

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Re: Bought a SATA III SANDISK SSD Disc but recognizes it as SATA II

2016-03-16, 13:54 PM

 

Download the Hardware Maintenance manual for your specific model and model number.   Look for the system board connector page to answer your question about the SATA ports. 

 

Update:   I looked up the specs for your system.   It uses the Intel H61 chipset, which has 4 Sata II ports.  Sorry. 

 

https://support.lenovo.com/us/en/documents/pd015061

 

http://www.hacom.net/sites/default/files/doc/I61GITX-F.pdf

 

 A low-profile PCIe x1, 2 port Sata III card may work, but there are many caveats, the biggest being whether it will be recognized by the BIOS, especially for the Boot disk.  

 

https://www.startech.com/Cards-Adapters/HDD-Controllers/SATA-Cards/2-Port-PCI-Express-Internal-SATA-Controller-Card~PEXSATA22I

 

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Re: Bought a SATA III SANDISK SSD Disc but recognizes it as SATA II

2016-03-16, 19:46 PM

Thanks,

Got the info I was looking for. Anyway the system runs pretty smooth, even though the disc runs at half the theoretical speed it could.

 

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