06-04-2012 12:45 PM
I am considering about replacing standard hdd by ssd drive and I am thinking is it sense to put SATA III drive inside.
Does anyone have this configuration and could talk about performance?
06-05-2012 09:27 PM
06-07-2012 08:39 PM - edited 06-07-2012 08:40 PM
I used a OCZ Agility 3 (Sata III) on the T410 previously then I moved to SSD to a W520 (support Sata III)... Both laptop boots fast and open applications at an amazing speed.... Not sure how to explain my experience though ...
I am not sure how to measure the performance cause I didn't do any benchmarking during that time ... but all I can say is .... SSDs are amazing ... hahaha
06-09-2012 11:08 AM
thank you for reply,
You can measure the disk speed by HDTune or HDTach.
Could you do this? Think that this should be informative for other users too.
06-21-2012 03:17 AM
06-21-2012 01:23 PM
You are not going to get more than about 275MB/s read/write speeds from a SATA-II controller. Putting a SATA-III drive on a SATA-II controller will saturate the controller and give you the max possible speed that your SATA-II controller supports. I would not hesitate to buy a SATA-III SSD since if you upgrade to a newer system in the future you can put it into the new machine and get even faster speeds and the drives cost about the same as SATA-II models. Not to mention the newer drives are more reliable.
06-21-2012 06:10 PM
06-21-2012 09:12 PM
Nicely put JDay....
Indeed the prices of SSD has dropped drastically since I bought the drive back a year ago. So tempted to get another 60GB to do a raid 0 configuration on the PC. Am just worried that it might fail and am back to a 1 60GB SSD config.
I'd just buy a larger, faster SSD. And a SATA-III PCI-E control card if the PC doesn't have SATA-III. RAID is also picky about drives used, if the new one has a different hardware revision you could run into problems, that is why you should buy the drives at the same time for a RAID setup.