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Amoris692001
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[Parts Check] Sata Hard drive question

Hello, I have a Dell optiplex 755.

It has a Western Digital WD Blue WD2500AAJS hard drive with 250 GB.

I would like to replace this and buy a larger drive. I checked on Dell and listed on replacement parts is a SATA 6.0Gb/s hard drive.

My question, is this compatible?

I'm not too sure if my machine supports SATA 6.0 if the current hard drive is SATA 3.0.

May someone assist?



kingdome74
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You can put a SATA III (6.0) drive in a SATA II (3.0) computer because it is backwards compatible. I have it in one of my computers.
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aurgathor

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reply to Amoris692001

I actually have a 3 TB SATA III (6.0 Gb/s) HD in a SFF 755. Works fine.



Amoris692001
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Thanks kingdome74 and aurgathor.

It's my mom's machine. There were bad sectors on the harddrive, and its a few years past warranty.

Her system is very slow. I vetted it on the Security Cleanup forum earlier this year. There was some improvements after running CHKDSK a few times.

However, it is still an issue. More bad sectors were found.

I will then purchase a new SATA III drive.

Cheers!