I am thinking of replacing my main drive bay HDD to a 7200 rpm drive and installing an SSD on ultrabay as my OS/boot drive.
I have an Intel 7 series C216 SATA AHCI Controller and want to check if the SATA controller is an SATA III.
Yes, both are SATA3.
From the detailed specifications of the W530 listed here:
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Yes, the main hard drive is SATA III (6mb/s). The hard drives Lenovo offered for the W530 were all SATA III. My Samsung Disk Magician confirms that my SSD is connect using SATA III. I believe that the ultrabay drive is also SATA III. At least, when I recently migrated some data using a drive in the bay, it screamed.
As I understand it, though, the mSATA/PCI Express slot (where either an mSATA SSD or your WWAN card plugs in) is only SATA II.
I can tell you that Samsung 840 Evo or 850 Pro SSDs roar on this thing. Very cool. The animal is pleased.
> As I understand it, though, the mSATA/PCI Express slot (where either an mSATA SSD or your WWAN card plugs in) is only SATA II.
Yes, it is SATA II ... as I discovered a short while back.
I have a very large mSATA SSD from Samsung (an EVO family, as I recall) and use it for music storage - that does not tax the drive or interface at all.
I had bought it with an intent to make it my boot drive ... but nope! Ended up keeping the OS on the standard hard drive SSD (a Vertex 4 from OCZ Technology) ... it is double the speed of the Samsung 850 EVO mSATA according to the benchmarks I ran.
Hi ! I also use 3ssd on my W530,in the main bay for OS win7x64 i use a Samsung 850 Pro 256gb,in the dvd bay with a caddy i use a Samsung 860Pro 512gb for storage and in the msata slot i use a Hynix SH920 256gb also for storage and according to Samsung magician sata 3 is available at 3gb/s
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