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lukcio
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SATA III in Dell Vostro 3560 ?

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I would like to remove HDD or DVD in Vostro 3560 and put in an SSD instead.

The SSD requires SATA III connection to achieve its peak performance level.

I know that HDD in Vostro 3560 is SATA II and the DVD is SATA I.

Question: Is any of them connected to SATA III on the motherboard?

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RE: SATA III in Dell Vostro 3560 ?

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Hi Lukcio,

The Vostro 3560 has an SATA 2.0 port but most SATA 3.0 drives are backward compatible.

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RE: SATA III in Dell Vostro 3560 ?

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Hi Lukcio,

The Vostro 3560 has an SATA 2.0 port but most SATA 3.0 drives are backward compatible.

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lukcio
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RE: SATA III in Dell Vostro 3560 ?

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Thanks for your answer.

Yes, they are backward compatible, however, SSD disks exceed the capabilities of SATA 2. Using an SSD (namely: Samsung EVO 840) in SATA 2 port means giving up on its full speed.

As far as I know the mSATA port in Vostro 3560 is SATA 3. Can someone confirm this?

Also, is it possible to swap the mSATA disk without losing the warranty? I think its hidden fairly deep inside the laptop.

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RE: SATA III in Dell Vostro 3560 ?

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If you have an mSATA SSD, of course you can upgrade it with no impact on your warranty.

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lukcio
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RE: SATA III in Dell Vostro 3560 ?

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Thanks.

So you are saying that you are sure there are no seals or stickers inside the laptop that I would break/tear?

According to owner's manual I will have to take out the motherboard, display hinge cover, keyboard, palm rest, WLAN card, LAN card and several other things in order to get to that mSATA card.

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RE: SATA III in Dell Vostro 3560 ?

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I'm not familiar with the exact procedure but Dell does not invalidate their warranty when you upgrade parts. As far as I know, all OEMs have a similar policy.

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