Overclock.net › Forums › Components › Hard Drives & Storage › Solid State drive -- SATA II -- with Intel PM965 chipset?
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

Solid State drive -- SATA II -- with Intel PM965 chipset?

post #1 of 7
Thread Starter 
Hi all,

My name is Dave, and I am new to this forum.

I am wanting to know if a SATA II Solid State Drive can be used in a laptop that has the Intel PM965 Express Chipset, currently Intel's most advanced laptop chipset.

Intel's web site doesn't have a very good spec sheet on the PM965, and my understanding of SATA isn't very thorough. The PM965 spec sheet indicates that the chipset is SATA compatible, but it doesn't mention SATA II or the 3Gbps benchmark.
post #2 of 7
Are you talking about an external sata port or an internal sata port?

External, it should be fine aslong as you find a enclosure to put it in.

Internal, I havn't the slightest idea, I don't own a laptop, and I have never worked on one.
Gaming
(23 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
AMD Phenom II X6 1090T Crosshair IV Formula GTX 560 GTX 580 
RAMRAMRAMRAM
G. Skill F3-12800CL6D-4GBPI G. Skill F3-12800CL6D-4GBPI G. Skill F3-12800CL6D-4GBPI  G. Skill F3-12800CL6D-4GBPI 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
Seagate Hard Drive Seagate Hard Drive Crucial M4 SSD Sony Optiarc 
CoolingOSMonitorMonitor
Corsair H70 Windows 7 Professional x64 ASUS VH242H 23" Monitor ASUS VH242H 23" Monitor 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Samsung SyncMaster 906BW 19" Monitor Logitech G15 Corsair 1K PSU Lian-Li 70A 
MouseMouse PadAudio
Logitech Performance MX Razer Vespula HT Omega Pro+ 
  hide details  
Reply
Gaming
(23 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
AMD Phenom II X6 1090T Crosshair IV Formula GTX 560 GTX 580 
RAMRAMRAMRAM
G. Skill F3-12800CL6D-4GBPI G. Skill F3-12800CL6D-4GBPI G. Skill F3-12800CL6D-4GBPI  G. Skill F3-12800CL6D-4GBPI 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
Seagate Hard Drive Seagate Hard Drive Crucial M4 SSD Sony Optiarc 
CoolingOSMonitorMonitor
Corsair H70 Windows 7 Professional x64 ASUS VH242H 23" Monitor ASUS VH242H 23" Monitor 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Samsung SyncMaster 906BW 19" Monitor Logitech G15 Corsair 1K PSU Lian-Li 70A 
MouseMouse PadAudio
Logitech Performance MX Razer Vespula HT Omega Pro+ 
  hide details  
Reply
post #3 of 7
Quote:
Originally Posted by GH0 View Post

Internal, I havn't the slightest idea, I don't own a laptop, and I have never worked on one.
You don't want to, 200+ screws, not even friggin kidding.

Back on topic, external, fine if you have a SATA port. Internal will be more difficult, if you can even place it in there how would you seat it.
EITM
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
E3110 @ 3.8 DFI X48 T2R Sapphire 4870 OC'd 4GB Gskill DDR2-1066 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
Seagate 500GB 7200.11 32MB Win 7 Home Professional 64-Bit 24" Dell WFP2407 Logitech G15 v2.0 
PowerCaseMouse
Raidmax 700w Rocketfish Modded 6 fan design Logitech G5 
  hide details  
Reply
EITM
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
E3110 @ 3.8 DFI X48 T2R Sapphire 4870 OC'd 4GB Gskill DDR2-1066 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
Seagate 500GB 7200.11 32MB Win 7 Home Professional 64-Bit 24" Dell WFP2407 Logitech G15 v2.0 
PowerCaseMouse
Raidmax 700w Rocketfish Modded 6 fan design Logitech G5 
  hide details  
Reply
post #4 of 7
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Grafixs View Post
You don't want to, 200+ screws, not even friggin kidding.

Back on topic, external, fine if you have a SATA port. Internal will be more difficult, if you can even place it in there how would you seat it.
Well, let's assume for the moment that the laptop is a Dell XPS M1330 that gives the option for an internal 64GB solid state drive, 2.5 inch form factor.

However, the drive they offer is a SATA solid state drive drive. Can a person simply stick a SATA II drive in there and expect the commensurate increase in performance? Can the motherboard perform at SATA II?

Assume also that all drivers updates, BIOS flashes, etc. can be done.
Edited by 348SStb - 6/17/08 at 6:28pm
post #5 of 7
Quote:
Originally Posted by 348SStb View Post
Well, let's assume for the moment that the laptop is a Dell XPS M1330 that gives the option for a 64GB solid state drive.

However, the drive they offer is a SATA solid state drive drive. Can a person simply stick a SATA II drive in there and expect the commensurate increase in performance? Can the motherboard perform at SATA II?

Assume also that all drivers updates, BIOS flashes, etc. can be done.
It will work fine if you get an SSD that has the same form factor as a regular laptop hard drive (2.5"). Otherwise you can run into a bunch of problems with it dislodging and what not.
Server
(11 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardRAMHard Drive
Intel Core i5-3470 ASRock Z77 Extreme6 16 GB G.Skill Sniper DDR3-1600 1TB WD Caviar Black 
Hard DriveCoolingOSCase
4TB WD Caviar Red Cooler Master Hyper 212+ VMWare ESXi NZXT Crafted Series Tempest 410 
OtherOtherOther
LSI 9280-16i4e RAID Card Intel I350 Quad Port Gigabit NIC Intel Pro/1000 PT Dual Port Gigabit NIC 
  hide details  
Reply
Server
(11 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardRAMHard Drive
Intel Core i5-3470 ASRock Z77 Extreme6 16 GB G.Skill Sniper DDR3-1600 1TB WD Caviar Black 
Hard DriveCoolingOSCase
4TB WD Caviar Red Cooler Master Hyper 212+ VMWare ESXi NZXT Crafted Series Tempest 410 
OtherOtherOther
LSI 9280-16i4e RAID Card Intel I350 Quad Port Gigabit NIC Intel Pro/1000 PT Dual Port Gigabit NIC 
  hide details  
Reply
post #6 of 7
check out the SSD's used in ASUS EeePC that should answer your question. 32gb SSD is roughly arounf $1200-1500. so why even bother?
MasterMediaRig
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Core 2 Quad Q6600 (G0 SLACR) 3.4Ghz @ 1.40v ASUS Striker Extreme nVidia 680i SLI BFG GTX280(oc) / ASUS EN8800GTS 320(as Physx) OCZ2 Reaper 4GbX1066Mghz 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Seagate Barracuda ES SATA 500gb SONY DVD-RW +/- XP x64 Pro SP2 Gateway 24" HD 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
MERC "Stealth" Thermatake ToughPower 1000w CoolMaster Mystique 632 Cyber Snipa STINGER 
  hide details  
Reply
MasterMediaRig
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Core 2 Quad Q6600 (G0 SLACR) 3.4Ghz @ 1.40v ASUS Striker Extreme nVidia 680i SLI BFG GTX280(oc) / ASUS EN8800GTS 320(as Physx) OCZ2 Reaper 4GbX1066Mghz 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Seagate Barracuda ES SATA 500gb SONY DVD-RW +/- XP x64 Pro SP2 Gateway 24" HD 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
MERC "Stealth" Thermatake ToughPower 1000w CoolMaster Mystique 632 Cyber Snipa STINGER 
  hide details  
Reply
post #7 of 7
Thread Starter 
Thanks guys.

I am just wondering because it seems that even the most powerful laptops today from the big companies are listed as having SATA hard drives -- they aren't shown as having SATA II or 3Gbps.
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Hard Drives & Storage
Overclock.net › Forums › Components › Hard Drives & Storage › Solid State drive -- SATA II -- with Intel PM965 chipset?