Upgrade laptop to SATA 3-capable
Posted on 2013-10-22
I just installed a new 750 GB SSD, (Samsung 840 EVO) on my Dell laptop, and the performance improvement is significant compared to the old 500 GB conventional 2.5" hard drive. However, the "Samsung Magician" drive interface says: "SATA 6Gb/s (SATA 3) Not Available," so although the improvement in performance is very good, the message says that the drive is not capable of its maximum performance because of the lack of the SATA 3 capability.
I was wondering if this is something that can be remedied on a laptop. I have a Dell Studio 1737, running Windows 7 Ultimate, 64 bit. It has 8 GB of RAM. The processor is an Intel dual-core T6500 @ 2.10 GHz. The Dell Bios is version A09.
The Studio 1737 has an additional hard drive bay with connections available.
I can furnish any other descriptions of the system as needed to help answer this question, even provide a complete print-out of the system configuration if needed.
Now that I've spent a small fortune on the SSD, I'd like to maximize its performance as much as possible.
As always, thanks in advance for your help.