Question Help !!! My system is sata 2 or sata 3 ???

sbayraktar

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Hello,
I have an all in one desktop, Lenovo ideacentre B230
Serial Number: VS50000528
Machine Type Model: 77601FJ
CPU: intel i3-2100
Memory: DDR3 1333mhz SODIMM 2+2 GB
Motherboard Manufacturer: LENOVO
Chipset Vendor Intel
Chipset Model Sandy Bridge
Chipset Revision 09
Southbridge Vendor Intel
Southbridge Model H61
Southbridge Revision B3

I want to upgrade the system. and I want to be sure about supporting maximum memory size of motherboard.
And also, supporting sata 3 . If support sata3, I will change the HDD to SSD
 

Lutfij

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They will be at 3Gbps meaning SATA 2 not SATA 3 since you're running off of the H61 chipset. You can still replace the HDD with an SSD though you won't be seeing SATA 6Gbps speeds on that platform due to aforementioned chipset.
 

sbayraktar

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They will be at 3Gbps meaning SATA 2 not SATA 3 since you're running off of the H61 chipset. You can still replace the HDD with an SSD though you won't be seeing SATA 6Gbps speeds on that platform due to aforementioned chipset.
So, Do you recommend SSD (sata3 - 6Gbps / 550MB/s read and 520MB/s write) ?
If I replace the HDD with SSD, can my computer speed up ?

And, what about RAM ?
 
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kanewolf

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So, Do you recommend SSD (sata3 - 6Gbps / 550MB/s read and 520MB/s write) ?
If I replace the HDD with SSD, can my computer speed up ?

And, what about RAM ?
Yes, a SATA III SSD will function just fine on a SATA II motherboard. It will "only" run at 250MB/s rather than 500MB/s. That is at least 3X the performance of your existing disk. It also has zero latency for moving between files and directories. Something that no HDD has. It will improve the responsiveness of booting and application launching.
 

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