T500 upgrade: SATA III SSD ?

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  1. MDDZ

    MDDZ Notebook Deity

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    I am upgrading my T500. I just had a clean install of Win 7 Pro 64-bit on it.

    I would like to install a SSD on it. I am going to keep the current 500GB/7200RPM Hard drive in the ultrabay.

    Does my machine (T500/64-bit Win 7 pro) support SATA III? If yes, will it make a big difference in comparison installing SATA II SSD?

    Thanks a lot for any info!

    Best.
     
  2. Tsunade_Hime

    Tsunade_Hime such bacon. wow Super Moderator

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    No T500 does not support SATA 3, 6.0 Gbps. If you get a SATA 3 SSD, it will only run at it's rated SATA 2 speeds. Honestly, faster SSD speeds are a gimmick as unless you do massive throughput 24/7, most people can't tell the difference between 200 mb/sec read vs 500 mb/sec read. You still get the .1ms latency and SSD reliability against physical trauma vs a mechanical HDD.
     
  3. Commander Wolf

    Commander Wolf can i haz broadwell? Super Moderator

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    This.

    Get an Intel G3 or Samsung 470/830 :D
     
  4. MDDZ

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    Thanks so much for your information.

    I already have a T510 with SSD. Does T510 supports SATA III SSD? If yes, I might buy one for my T510 and use my T510's SATA II SSD for my T500.

    Cheers!
     
  5. ZaZ

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    It does not.
     
  6. MDDZ

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    ZaZ, thanks for your input. It is always good to hear from you!
     
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