Confused whether port is Sata 3 or Sata 2


New Member
He guys,

I'm using lenovo y510p but the speed of my ssd in the ultrabay is only about 280mb/s. I'm thinking of switching the SSD with internal HDD but before that, I want to make sure the internal HDD port is SATA 3.

Attached are the snapshots of HWinfo and crystal disk info (showing that SSD running on sata 2 while HDD also runs at SATA 2). I'm abit confused here as to why HWINFO shows that the controller supports sata 3 but the speed i'm getting is only sata 2.

can someone tell me whether i'm having sata 2 or sata 3 ports before I switch the SSD with HDD?




HWiNFO Author
Staff member
Your SATA ports should really be capable of SATA Gen3, but I'm not sure why the current speed is downgraded. It might be a limitation in BIOS or inability to establish Gen3 communication (cable?).