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SATA II w700??

2010-04-15, 0:54 AM

I have seen w700 computers for sale in the Lenovo Outlet that have SATA II drives. I'm confused because I thought w700 computers ONLY had a SATA I controller. How is this possible?

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Re: SATA II w700??

2010-04-15, 18:29 PM

Yes it is SATA II and yes the Atlanta service center (GA) is pretty bad in terms of technical help.  However if you had to send computer in for fixing (assume you convince them you have a lemon) then its the same quality service as Lenovo else where.

 

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Re: SATA II w700??

2010-04-15, 2:19 AM

W700 have SATA II. 

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Re: SATA II w700??

2010-04-15, 3:36 AM

Really? Now I am more confused than ever..

 

I called Lenovo and asked them if I could put SATA II drives in my computer because I currently have 320GB 7200 rpm Serial ATA Hard Drive (SATA 1) and was concerned that my HD controller was SATA 1.

 

After being transfered 5 times, I ened up at Tech Support in Atlanta GA. The guy was a complete a**Hole and said you will need to figure it out from the docs on the website. He said, I just fix'em and have no idea about the computers.. wow.

 

When I search Hard Drives on Lenovo.com under my model w700 "2757" there are NO SATA II drives listed only SATA 1 "Serial ATA Hard Drive"

 

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Re: SATA II w700??

2010-04-15, 4:28 AM

the w700 have sata ii that i am pretty sure about. 

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Re: SATA II w700??

2010-04-15, 4:32 AM

In the outlet I see a computer with this drive:

250GB, 7200RPM, 8M Cache SATA II Drive (Link-> OUTLET w700 w/SATA II)

 

I currently have this drive: 320GB, 7200RPM Serial ATA 2.5" Drive

 

1. Where can I purchase this 8M Cache SATA II Drive, its not for sale anywhere on the website?

2. Will it even work with my controller?

 

I'm using the w700ds Intel® Core™2 Extreme X9300 (2.53 GHz, 12MB L2, 1066 MHz FSB)

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Re: SATA II w700??

2010-04-15, 4:33 AM

you can use any 2.5 inch hdd with 9.5 mm thickness, currently the largest you can get in this format is 640 gig. You don't necessary have buy it from Lenovo per se. 

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Re: SATA II w700??

2010-04-15, 5:25 AM

Just for s*its and giggles, will these work:

 

Link: Western Digital SATA II 

 

Link: Hitachi SATA II

 

Do you have a SATA II drive preference?

 

Thanks for your help!

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Re: SATA II w700??

2010-04-15, 9:10 AM

both are okay. Either brand is okay, hdd technology is extremely mature and the most drives have similar longevity. If you are after absolute speed, then SSD is recommended, but it is more expensive as may already know. 

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Re: SATA II w700??

2010-04-15, 18:29 PM

Yes it is SATA II and yes the Atlanta service center (GA) is pretty bad in terms of technical help.  However if you had to send computer in for fixing (assume you convince them you have a lemon) then its the same quality service as Lenovo else where.

 

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Re: SATA II w700??

2010-04-16, 18:40 PM

Thank you... I really appreciate the feedback.

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