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chanseng
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T61 Support SATA II ?

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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Re: T61 Support SATA II ?

welcome to the forum!

 

the T61 supports SATA II but is limited to 1.5 Gb/sec interface speed.

 

 

edit: typo

Message Edited by erik on 11-02-2008 11:47 PM

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chanseng
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Re: T61 Support SATA II ?

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?

Message Edited by chanseng on 10-30-2008 10:00 AM
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Re: T61 Support SATA II ?

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?

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Re: T61 Support SATA II ?

Yes, quite suprised to me. Anyone got a answer for it?
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Re: T61 Support SATA II ?

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.

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Re: T61 Support SATA II ?

Is it possible that user can configure this from BIOS or Matrix Manager or anywhere else?
chanseng
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Re: T61 Support SATA II ?

I check the BIOS and Intel Matrix manager. There is no setting for it.
Message Edited by chanseng on 11-02-2008 03:27 PM
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Re: T61 Support SATA II ?


erik wrote:

 

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.


Cheers,

 

Bill

Message Edited by billbolton on 11-03-2008 01:52 PM
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Re: T61 Support SATA II ?

The media transfer rate, i.e. the speed, at which a hard disk can read data from or write data to the disk surface, for a 320 GB 2.5" HDD running at 5400 rpm is typically less than 800 Mbit/s. Therefore, it is irrelevant whether the disk interface performs at 1.5 Gbit/s or 3.0 Gbit/s. The limiting factor is the media transfer rate and not the interface.

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