A New SSD

  vietproductify 22:25 07 Apr 2015
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Hello,

I'm thinking about buying an SSD drive. If i do, i want to be able to enjoy the maximum performance that they offer since they are rather expensive. So i want to find out whether my laptop is SATA III 6GB/s compatible or just has SATA II 3GB/s.

I have an Sony Vaio VGN-FW48E, with Radeon HD 4650, Duo Core 2GHz, 500GB HDD and a Blu-ray disc drive. Whilst i know that all of these stats don't mean a thing in terms of SATA but thought it might help identify exactly what i might need.

Any help is much appreciated.

  robin_x 23:59 07 Apr 2015

Download Speccy Free

Check the existing drive to see if it is SATA III

If not, Google the Motherboard to see what it can support

  vietproductify 07:00 08 Apr 2015

It's currently running a sata 1.5gb/s

  alanrwood 09:42 08 Apr 2015

It does not really matter as Sata 3 drives are backwards compatible. I would not even consider buying anything other than Sata 3 as it will then most likely be used in a later computer which is Sata 3.

  vietproductify 10:10 08 Apr 2015

From using speccy it say my pc motherboard is ich8m south bridge. Is it compatible WITH SATA 3?

  northumbria61 11:27 08 Apr 2015
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Take a read of best solution by Johnny Lucky but I would agree with alanrwood for any future update.

SSD compatible with Intel ICH8 Southbridge chipset

  vietproductify 12:12 08 Apr 2015

Thank you very much it was really helpful

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