10-30-2008 09:18 AM
I try to upgrade my T61 harddisk to 320G WDC WD3200BEVT.
This drive was used in my Acer PC. Using the Intel Storage manager, I confirm it is working as SATA II drive (generation 2).
However, when I install this drive to my T61. It only display as generation 1.
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10-30-2008 09:27 AM - edited 10-30-2008 10:00 AM
Thank you for your quick reply. I though this is a 965 chipset PC and should support 3.0GB?
Could this be the reason that Intel Storage manager reporting the drive as generation 1?
10-30-2008 01:12 PM
Why it is limited to 150 GB/sec interface speed ?
I thought "ICH8M-Enhanced I/O Controller Hub" should make this work.
So basically SATA II will not function as it should be in T61, right?
11-01-2008 07:37 AM
So it must be some control via BIOS?
I check from WD website. In fact the 250G (SATA1) and 320G(SATA2) has the same power rating.
Unless the Intel chipset takes more power when SATA2 is enabled.
11-02-2008 06:49 PM - edited 11-02-2008 06:52 PM
the T61 supports SATA II but is limited to 150 GB/sec interface speed.
WOW, I'd like to see that!
That should read 1.5Gbps... which is much faster than any single mechanical drive to date can achieve.
11-02-2008 06:50 PM