5 Replies Latest reply on Aug 16, 2010 7:35 AM by mechbob

    X-25M and SATA-100

    laurensp

      Hi all,

       

      I googled for some time but couldn't find what I need. I have the possibility to upgrade my work-laptop with an SSD drive. I'd like to get the Intel SSD 80GB X-25M

      The laptop is a HP 6510b but there's the -possible- problem, it only has SATA-100.


      My question, are they compatible? Without too much hazzles to get the drive working?

       

      Thanks in advance!

        • 1. Re: X-25M and SATA-100
          redux

          It should be compatible but it will not perform to its optimum potential. Intel sequential read speeds can reach up to 250MB/s. SATA 1.0 is capped at 150MB/s. Performance is however more generally about small random reads and low access times. You may not get full performance here either but regardless you should see a nice performance jump in comparison to a HDD.

           

          SATA 1.0 (1.5Gb/s) = Max transfer speed of ~ 150 MB/s

          SATA 2.0 (SATA 3 Gb/s) = Max transfer speed of ~ 300 MB/s

          SATA 3.0 = (SATA 6 Gb/s) Max transfer speed of ~ 600 MB/s

          • 2. Re: X-25M and SATA-100
            mechbob

            I put a 160 Intel SSD in my Old DV9023us which had a 5200 rpm sata 1.5 HD ,with a fresh install of W7 64 bit. Even though it's sata 1.5 the machine starts up in about 25 sec. where it used to take 3 min. So Yes these are backawards compatable .

            • 3. Re: X-25M and SATA-100
              Mitchb

              I installed a 160gb X25M in my CF-74 Panasonic Toughbook and despite the main board's SATA I limit, the performance is in a different league altogether - not to mention it runs cooler and uses less power. Well worth the upgrade in my opinion.

               

              Regards

               

              Mitch

              • 4. Re: X-25M and SATA-100
                laurensp

                Thanks for your replies. Sure it'll be worth the update (and the money). Performance now is kind of dramatic.

                Regards

                • 5. Re: X-25M and SATA-100
                  mechbob

                  You are welcome . I was about to sell my DV-9023 before I installed a SSD , Now it's like a new laptop.