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10-18-2008

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Is my w500 Sata III 6gb/s compatible?

2011-08-05, 11:17 AM

I'd like to upgrade my hdd to an ssd drive for my main drive on my w500. I've got a 2.8ghz dual processor, with 8gb ram, a second massive hard drive, and think upgrading my main drive to the OCZ sata III capable of 550/500 read write speeds would be amazing, if its 6gb/s. 

 

Or am I limited to sata II only? Which would be much cheaper?

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08-03-2009

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Re: Is my w500 Sata III 6gb/s compatible?

2011-08-05, 13:33 PM

You're limited to SATA II.

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Re: Is my w500 Sata III 6gb/s compatible?

2011-08-05, 13:33 PM

You're limited to SATA II.

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11-26-2008

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Re: Is my w500 Sata III 6gb/s compatible?

2011-08-05, 23:28 PM

A SATA III SSD will work fine with the W500 even if you don't get 6gb/s. So if you are going to buy a new SSD i would recommend to get a SATA III SSD either way. That way if you decide to buy a new laptop in the close future with SATA III you don't have to buy a new SSD once again to get 6gb/s.

 

After testing several OCS Vertex 3 and Vertex 3 MI with Lenovo Thinkpads for some time i would never recommend anyone to buy a OCS SSD though. One broken SSD, a  lot of stutter and bluescreens would be a good description of my experience with OCZ SSD's. You could join their forum and read some of the comments since there seems like it's a pretty common problem with the OCZ SSD's. I also been testing the Intel 510 SSD's that works great. There is a warm boot delay issue with those, but except from that no issues and my previous experience with the Intel X25 are great as well. Even if the benchmarks show that the OCZ is faster than the Intel 510 my experience is that you won't notice any difference while using the SSD. If reliability is important i would say that OCZ is a bad choice.

 

-gan

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