Hi, I have just added a Crucial_CT240M500SSD3 mSATA to my Dell 7720 and it's only running at SATA 300 speed. How do I change this to SATA 600?
I have the A15 BIOS and am using W7 x64 Ultimate with the RST V188.8.131.526 drivers.. The other drives are as below.
[Common Storage Management] <- SIV64X - System Information Viewer V4.42 Beta-22 RIB::ray
SIV64X - Common Storage Management Configuration on \\RIB - Windows 7 x64 Ultimate V6.01 Build 7601 Service Pack 1
RAID Sets 0, Maximum Drives 3 RAID Type \Device\RaidPort0 Drive CSMI Physical SCSI SCSI0: Class HBA - SATA HBA BIOS NA Intel Rapid Storage Technology State V0.76 V12.08.0.1016 iaStorA
Samsung SSD 840 (S19MNSAD630067Y) SATA 600 R0.0:0.0.0.0.0 18 07:00:00 (152) 37°C 232.89GB #0 End Device [SATA 600] Seagate ST9250827AS (5RG73A0Z) SATA 300 R1.0:0.0.1.0.0 201 00:00:00 (4,138) 44°C 232.89GB #1 End Device [SATA 300] Crucial_CT240M500SSD3 (1334094AE356) SATA 300 R2.0:0.0.2.0.0 (2) 56°C 223.57GB #2 End Device [SATA 600]
As far as I know, the HM77 chipset only supports two SATA III ports, which one would think would be port 0 and the mSATA port. Did you order the system with an mSATA SSD?
Please post back and let me know if you need more help.
Thank you for your reply. I can confirm the HM77 only has two SATA 600 ports and at the moment they are the two non mSATA drives. I am hoping this can be switched in some way, but have thus far failed to find a way to do this.
Although I can't find the specs on the Dell site, two other sites I checked indicate the mSATA port is SATA II. I don't know of any way to change that.
The user manaual is http://ftp.dell.com/Manuals/all-products/esuprt_laptop/esuprt_inspiron_laptop/inspiron-17r-se-7720_Owner%27s%20Manual_en-us.pdf but does not help.
Good job at figuring it out.
I wish they would start referring to them as mSata-II or mSata-III so we know of they are 300 or 600. Even mSata-300 or mSata-600 would work.
This would be similar to how you see the 2.5" bays refereed to (ie SATA-II or SATA-300).
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