View Full Version : Can anyone confirm this... G74 User's

07-06-2013, 06:07 AM
Looking to add a third HDD to my G74 in the optical bay..... I was searching around and can't get a clear answer.

1) Is the Optical Bay SATA 1, 2 or 3

I know the Ports in the HDD bay are SATA 3, and I read one post with someone saying its SATA 2.... Anyone running a SATA 2 drive, and getting SATA 2 speeds ? I would be happy with SATA 2 speeds.

Any info would be great.... was thinking about this for a while... hopefully I didn't ask this already lol


07-06-2013, 11:31 AM
SATA 2 is correct, since that is what the 2nd gen i7 chipset has. The first two SATA channels (#0, #1) are SATA 3 (remember the Sandy Bridge SATA issue?), and are reserved for the two hard disk drives. The optical drive is usually on the next channel (#2), which is SATA 2.

07-06-2013, 07:24 PM
Good to know, thanks for the info