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Thread: SSD upgrade on Satellite Pro U200

  1. SSD upgrade on Satellite Pro U200
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    Hi!

    I have a notebook (Satellite Pro U200 PLUA1E-00X007HU bios v3.70 win7 32bit), what I want to upgrade with a Samsung Series 830 64Gb SSD. I read that ssd drive need AHCI mode. My notebook supports AHCI mode? What can I change in bios before install the new storage?

    Thanks for help!

    Robert

  2. Re: SSD upgrade on Satellite Pro U200
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    Hi

    I see you are confused…
    First of all you have to know that the notebook supports SATA controller.
    This means that you have to use SATA HDDs or SATA SSD.

    Secondly: AHCI means SATA… some BIOS supports an SATA mode and you can switch between compatible (IDE)mode and AHCI mode (SATA) mode.

    If such switch is not available in BIOS then the mode is set always to AHCI.

    However, back to SSD drive question:
    I don’t really see any problems using an SSD drive.
    It should functions since the SATA controller should support it

  3. Re: SSD upgrade on Satellite Pro U200
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    Hi!

    Thanks for your help and for the useful informations!

    I'm going to make this upgrade and i will write down my experience about using U200 with ssd:)

    Best regards: Robert

  4. Re: SSD upgrade on Satellite Pro U200
    #4
    Do that... waiting for feedback how it worked...

  5. Re: SSD upgrade on Satellite Pro U200
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    Upgrade is ready, everything works fine, and I love it, nothing noise from the machine, win7 is fast, very fast:) Os boot time 30 sec.

    speed test: [http://kepfeltoltes.hu/121111/ssdspeed20121111_www.kepfeltoltes.hu_.jpg]

    boot video: [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GnQiuHLBgLk&feature=youtu.be]

    Samsung ssd magician software said: "NonAHCImode (system should boot in ahci mode for best performance)
    Hard Disk Sentinel 4.10 pro said: "The SSD TRIM function is supported and enabled for optimal performance."

    I hope AHCI mode and TRIM are working:) I will check speedtest later.

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