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Compatbility of SSDs and laptops?

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Thinking of upgrading my laptop with a SSD. Is there a compatibility chart somewhere to make sure it will work in my laptop or will it work in any laptop?

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John_S_Intel
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The Intel® Solid-State Drive product brief: http://download.intel.com/design/flash/nand/mainstream/mainstream-sata-ssd-product-brief.pdf http://download.intel.com/design/flash/nand/mainstream/mainstream-sata-ssd-product-brief.pdf, contains compatibility information:

"Compatibility: SATA revision 2.6 compliant. Compatible with SATA 3 Gb/s with Native Command Queuing and SATA 1.5 Gb/s interface rates"

There are also form factor considerations mentioned in the product brief: "X18-M: 1.8¨ Industry Standard Hard Drive Form Factor, and

 

X25-M: 2.5¨ Industry Standard Hard Drive Form Factor"

According to the product's datasheet: http://download.intel.com/design/flash/nand/mainstream/mainstream-sata-ssd-datasheet.pdf http://download.intel.com/design/flash/nand/mainstream/mainstream-sata-ssd-datasheet.pdf,

An Intel Solid-State Drive "... allows interchangeability with existing mobile hard drives based on the SATA interface standard."

So in order for your laptop to be compatible with an Intel SSD, your laptop has to have a SATA connection for the drive. Check your laptop product specifications or your system manufacturer to see if your particular laptop support SATA drives.

For more information on the SATA interface, please see the following web site: http://www.serialata.org/ http://www.serialata.org/

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John_S_Intel
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The Intel® Solid-State Drive product brief: http://download.intel.com/design/flash/nand/mainstream/mainstream-sata-ssd-product-brief.pdf http://download.intel.com/design/flash/nand/mainstream/mainstream-sata-ssd-product-brief.pdf, contains compatibility information:

"Compatibility: SATA revision 2.6 compliant. Compatible with SATA 3 Gb/s with Native Command Queuing and SATA 1.5 Gb/s interface rates"

There are also form factor considerations mentioned in the product brief: "X18-M: 1.8¨ Industry Standard Hard Drive Form Factor, and

 

X25-M: 2.5¨ Industry Standard Hard Drive Form Factor"

According to the product's datasheet: http://download.intel.com/design/flash/nand/mainstream/mainstream-sata-ssd-datasheet.pdf http://download.intel.com/design/flash/nand/mainstream/mainstream-sata-ssd-datasheet.pdf,

An Intel Solid-State Drive "... allows interchangeability with existing mobile hard drives based on the SATA interface standard."

So in order for your laptop to be compatible with an Intel SSD, your laptop has to have a SATA connection for the drive. Check your laptop product specifications or your system manufacturer to see if your particular laptop support SATA drives.

For more information on the SATA interface, please see the following web site: http://www.serialata.org/ http://www.serialata.org/

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