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SATA II - SATA III Questions

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Hey All,

The hard drive in my laptop (HP TX2 1224ca) has bitten the dust and im looking for a replacement ASAP.
It had a 250GB (IIRC) WD Scorpio Blue SATA II.

Can i replace the drive with a SATA 3 drive and have the ability to use it in a future laptop and have it work at SATA 2 speeds in this one?

Right now it is only used by my dad to surf the web mostly so i dont want to spend anymore than $150 for a hard drive and it doesnt need to be huge, for his needs im looking at a Corsair Force 3 120GB on for $124 with rebate.

Any thoughts?
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You certainly can, SATA 3 is backward compatible with SATA, and SATAII
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Yea you can. I'd highly recommend this over the Force 3: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820171567
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Thanks All,

I went with OCZ Vertex 3 for $140 after rebates. should be good for my next laptop when the time comes.
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