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Old November 29, 2011, 12:23 PM
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Default Can a Sata II Based Laptop read a Sata III SSD

Hello everyone, I would like to know if I can put a SATA III into my laptop that is a SATA II...

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Old November 29, 2011, 12:34 PM
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it will work since they are compatible with each other... it will run at sata 2 speeds.
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Old November 29, 2011, 01:55 PM
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AWSOMMEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! That means I can buy a larger SSD to put in my tower and put my old SSD in my laptop!! :) Awsome!! :P

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Fully backwards and forwards compatible. Interface speed isn't really a big deal with SSDs because they are generally bought for random read performance, rather than sheer linear sustained read or write speeds.

Basically, anything with a SATA connector will plug into anything with a SATA connector. Even the 150mb/sec "SATA" interfaces (not even SATA-2) can benefit from a SSD enormously.
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