Sony :: SZ160p Sata 1 Or Sata 2

Mar 9, 2010

Has anyone installed a SSD drive in this model with success? If so, does the BIOS need to be upgraded? I have a Vertex 120 SSD drive I'm not using and am thinking about putting it in the Sony and installing Win 7/32 bit.

I would like for all the current functions to work such as the camera and video card. Would this be a big issue or should I just reload the original OS(XP).

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Dell :: M4400 :: Is The Hard Drive Interface SATA Or SATA II?

Jan 13, 2009

Is the hard drive interface SATA or SATA II?

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Sony :: VGN-FW Hard Drive SATA Speeds

Oct 23, 2009

I was checking my hard drive with hdtune and saw something interesting...the program said that my hard drive is SATA I. Am I mistaken or is this for real? I have a CTO VGN-FW490J, got it in June 2009. The hard drive is a Fujitsu MHZ2320BJ. I did a quick google and the descriptions say it is SATA II, so I'm confused. Is it the motherboard that determines the SATA speeds or the hard drive? What's even more confusing is that in the official FW thread, someone said they installed a SSD and they're getting sequential reads at about 250mb/sec so that person definitely is in the SATA II range. I attached an image of the part that shows my hard drive info.

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Sony :: Does Vaio SZ790 Support Sata II

Dec 11, 2009

Sony Vaio SZ790, Intel GM965, ICH8
Want upgrade my HDD to Intel SSD and use all 250mb/s read.
Does this model support Sata II?

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Sony :: Is The SR Hard Drive Inerface SATA 150 Or 30

Jul 18, 2009

What concerns me is that the model I'm looking at (SR490PBB) states that the interface runs at SATA150 when pretty much everything is set to 3Gb/s. Does anyone know if the hard drive is SATA150

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Sony ::Vaio F11S Boot Frpm E-SATA Or USB

Feb 17, 2010

1. Is it possible to boot from an external drive connected via e-SATA or USB? I work as a developer and sometimes need to test the software on different operating systems. I often use Virtual-pC but sometimes I need a non-virtual environment.

2. Is it very hard to replace the internal hard drive (for same reason as in 1)? Currently I use a Dell Latitude where it is very easy to swap hard drives, just loosen two screews and slide the hard drive bay.

I have sent a mail to Vaio support here in Sweden but I haven't got any answer

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Sony :: Western Digital 500Gb SATA On VAIO SZ

Feb 15, 2009

Has anyone installed this hard disc on the Sony Vaio SZ series notebooks:

Western Digital WD5000BEVT 5,400 rpm 500Gb SATA


If yes, then I would like to know how it performed (too hot etc?)

I don't know which hard disc my SZ came with.

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Sony :: Windows 2000 SATA Driver For Ich9 Chipset

Dec 18, 2009

if anybody has gotten to run Windows 2000 somehow on a Vaio with an Intel ich9 SATA controller? Sony/Intel provide a driver that works fine with XP, but it does NOT work with Win2000. I really want to install Windows 2000 on my new Vaio.

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Sony :: Does New Vaio Y Series Support SATA II / SSD- How About WWAN/3G Module

Jan 20, 2010

Does anyone have Sony Vaio Y?

1. Does New Sony Vaio Y Series support SATA II / SSD?

2. Does it have WWAN Slot / 3G Module?

3. How long the battery can last?

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Sony :: VGN-SZ160P And Windows 7

Nov 14, 2009

has anyone here tried installing Windows 7 onto an SZ160P?

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Dell :: M1710 And New HD (sata 3gb/s)

Apr 21, 2008

the specs for the m1710 say i need a sata hd thats SATA 1.5Gb/s. i am looking to get a bigger hd, and WD has a 320gb drive thats SATA 3 Gb/s.. would that work in my m1710?

i assume i'd still be stuck with 1.5gbps throughput, but that doesn't matter, i just want a larger drive.

here is the drive im looking at :

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Dell :: Are The 9300 HD's SATA

Jul 18, 2007

Are the Dell 9300 HD's SATA or ATA-6? I'd like to upgrade my 9300 with a larger hard drive, somewhere around 100GB or so. Any recommendations? Do I just need to look for a laptop SATA drive 7200RPM or are there other specs I need to consider?

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Dell :: M1330 SSD Sata II

Mar 19, 2009

As a postgraduate student I am able to get good discounts on pc hardware through my University IT department.

My last hard drive went bust [my machine warranty ran out 2 months ago ] and I am looking to upgrade to an SSD.

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HP/Compaq :: E-SATA Cable For DV7

Nov 9, 2009

I have a 3.5" enclosure for HDD that have an horizontal "L" e-SATA interface but i don't know what kind of e-SATA have DV7 that i ordered. Can someone tell me what kind of e-SATA cable should i buy?

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HP/Compaq :: DV7-2040US W/ SATA II SSD

Jul 18, 2009

Will the SATA controller in the HP DV7-2040US (Q9000 cpu) autonegotiate successfully with SATA II SSDs? The bang per buck in SATA II SSDs is about 2x that of SATA I SSDs (R/W speed).

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HP/Compaq :: TM2 SATA Mode I Or II

Feb 28, 2010

if the HDD's run in SATA I or II mode in the TM2.

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HP/Compaq :: HDX 16T Sata Controller

Feb 18, 2009

if the onboard Sata/eSata controller is "port multiplier" capable? Meaning I can connect more than one drive (via a hub) to the eSata port?

I have an Expresscard eSata that can but wanted to know if the onboard port is capable of this function.

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Apple :: Switch SATA HDD To SSD

May 13, 2010

I want to move my entire system to a Solid State drive.

I have done time machine backups to an external USB HDD.

Can i boot Snow, run disk utility, and restore a time machine backup from the old HDD to a the newly formatted SSD and be cool?

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Apple :: Sata 3.0 Enabled On New MBP

Jun 23, 2009

Sata 3 has been enabled in all 2009 MBP 13" and 15.4 Macbooks!

It's a new firmware update!

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Dell :: Inpiron 1520 SATA HDD

Nov 14, 2007

Recently, I ordered Dell Inspiron 1520 with the following main specifications:

Intel Core 2 Dou T7500 2.2-GHz CPU
2x1 GB 667-MHz RAM
nVidia 8600GT 256-MB GDDR2 GPU
Fujitsu 160-MB SATA 5400-RPM HDD
Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premuim OS

Anyway, at the beginning I was really disappointed with the performance; the system was too slow specially during booting, loading, and playing games. Furthermore, when the notebook is on battery, the performance was terrible; I even can't watch movies smoothly or explore the hard drive normally.

So, I entered the BIOS, load the defaults, no improvements!

Then, after too many calls/chats with Dell technical support, someone asked me to update the BIOS, then I update it, but again there were no improvements.

Finally, I got the right man from Dell support, and he suggested to change a BIOS setting, which is the "SATA Operation" and set it to "ATA" rather than "ACHI". Then, I entered the BIOS (which is the new version "A03"), and went to the "SATA Operation" option then I saw the default factory is set to "ATA" where I am sure that it was "ACHI" as a default factory with the previous BIOS version. Anyway, I set it to "ATA" and I had to disable also the "Flash Cache Module" to do so. Then finally, the system performance improved and everything seems to be normal.

Now, my questions are:
Did I lost the "SATA" feature/performance of my hard drive (because I set it to "ATA")?
If I do lost the "SATA" feature/performance, is there any workaround solution to make the "SATA Operation" as "ACHI" and system remails OK (e.g.: installing new storage/interface drivers to the OS)?
Why in the new BIOS, the "SATA Operation" default factory is set to "ATA" not as like the previous version were the default is "ACHI"?
Is there anybody faced the same problem as mine? If so, how did he solve it?
Is this one of Dell disadvantages/faults?

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Dell :: E-sata/usb Port Combo

Sep 5, 2009

I've read that e-sata may or may not be powered depending on how the host is designed, does dell's e-sata/usb combo port self-power external 2.5" e-sata drives or do they need their adapters/usb cable used?

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Dell :: XPS M1340 SCSI Or SATA ?

Feb 6, 2010

I ran the other diagnostic accessed prior to boot up and it reports SMART is good.

I have an ST950042 0ASG. The Bios reports eSATA-NONE. Device manager reports it as SCSI. Anyone know what is going on.

I hate to call Dell at this point for fear they will automatically want to replace the HD or even try to have me send my laptop in.

I read somewhere that a 1640 user had a similar scenario going on and that they removed the Nvidia drivers and used the Win7 generic. How do I know what drive I really have.

Is this a on going problem. The drive is suppose to be a 500GB 7200rpm SMART drive.

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Dell :: SATA Via Thumb Drive

Jan 7, 2009

Been trying to get all my ducks in a row for when my 1510 arrives, DLing drivers and such.

Been reading some old threads/how tos here on doing a fresh install of Windows XP. It was suggested to put the SATA drivers on a bootable flash drive for installation during the Windows install, so you would be in AHCI mode when finished and not have to try to do it later.

Is that the current method of installing the SATA drivers for AHCI?

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Dell :: How Many SATA Connectors Have The 1730?

May 4, 2009

How many HardDrives can i put on it??

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Dell :: XPS M1210 SATA Drivers?

Sep 8, 2009

I am preparing to help my cousin (via phone) reinstall XP on his ebay purchased XPS M1210 laptop.

I notice that in the system config information, that the HDD is SATA, but when looking at the driver download page, I see no SATA drivers listed.

How are we to install XP without SATA drivers to slipstream or use the F6 disk?

Do i get the drivers fron Intel? Do I change a setting in the BIOS for "ATA" or "legacy" mode? If i do this,

then where do i get the driver to install within XP so i can switch it back when the installation is complete

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Dell :: Chipset & Sata Drivers?

Jun 14, 2009

I'm just wondering is it worth installing the chipset & sata drivers?

The specific drivers im talking about are the Intel Mobile Chipset Drivers & and the Intel Matrix Storage Manager drivers

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Acer :: Travelmate 5710 SATA

Aug 27, 2007

I just got a 5710 with WinVista installed. I am trying to install win xp but there's a problem recognizing the sata disk on xp setup. From Acer official download page I got the F6 SATA HDD-Floppy disk driver, I generated the fdd driver disk, I installed it with F6 from the initila win xp screen but I still have problem recognizing the disk from the system.

I tried to install win xp from a usb hdd but it simply does not boot at all.

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HP/Compaq :: PATA Or SATA Blu-Ray DVD Drive

Mar 11, 2009

I am having problems with some Blu-Ray DVDs in my DV9774ca with a optiarc BC-5500A ATA.
When I put some Blu-Ray DVDs in the drive starts to spin and makes the normal searching noises for 30 seconds and then it stops without doing anything at all.

I decided to try download a firmware update, but the site says not to flash SATA drives with PATA firmware.

How can I find out what it is? I can only assume its SATA. The firmware I found is for PATA!

Also I assume that the firmware I already have is older than the downloadable version (not from H.P.). The downloadable version is 1.05 from November/08. I bought my laptop in Feb/08.

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HP/Compaq :: How To Change Sata From IDE TO AHCI

Feb 17, 2009

i have Pavilion DV5-1112ea with limited BIOS

i want to change my IDE SATA TO AHCI...

how i can do this ?

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HP/Compaq :: Native Sata Support

Jan 31, 2009

I have an HP dv9000 laptop.

It came with Windows Vista, at one point I was dual-booting Vista/XP, and I am currently using Windows 7beta.

I recently went in my bios settings and tried to enable native sata support, and after that, my computer wouldn't go into Win7, until i disabled it again.

It was enabled when i first got my computer, and i had to disable it for XP compatibility. I figure, if it works with Vista, there's no reason it wouldnt work with Win7. Perhaps it's configured to run without the setting, so enabling it effs it up and confuses it. is there any way i can enable it again, preferably without having to do a full OS install?

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