View Full Version : G53JW-A1 SATA II or SATA III

12-31-2012, 08:14 PM
Hello, I've owned a G53JW-A1 for almost two years now. I'm going to buy an SSD to boot off of and format the stock drive to use as additional storage. I haven't been able to find out if this laptop uses SATA II or SATA II for it's internal hard drives. Which one does it use? I know SATA III is backwards compatible with SATA II, but if my laptop can't utilize SATA III there's no point in spending extra money on it.

Question B: I'm also planning on picking up another DIMM of RAM. I think I'll get a 4gb stick to expand the total to 10gb. On newegg there are three different kinds of DDR3 1333: DDR3 1333 (PC3 10600) (78)
DDR3 1333 (PC3 10660) (3)
DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) (17)

I'm not sure what the difference is or if they're interchangeable. I'm also curious if the RAM timings matter (i.e. 9-9-9-24 or 7-7-7-20)

01-02-2013, 03:19 AM
i think G53 is SATA II, about RAM if you follow the spec. i think it is able to use, but i still not agree install difference vander or type RMA in laptop.