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Old Jan 27, 2013, 09:04 AM   #1
xbl4814
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Very Latest Mac Mini - S-ATA Link Speeds

Does anyone have one of the very latest Mac Mini or Mac Mini Servers with internal SSD?

If so just wondering what the Link Speed and Negotiated Link Speed is?

On new 13' MBP Retina we bought at end of last year it is 6 and 6 and the performance is amazing. However when I checked a couple of Mini's in the Apple Store yesterday they were all 3 and 1.5, however they were not Fusion or SSD drives.

Just wondering if this is the same regardless of drive installed, or whether the SSD models have a much faster bus speed.

Thanks in advance
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Old Jan 27, 2013, 09:12 AM   #2
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For my 2012, link/negotiated:
User installed SSD: 6/6
Stock HD: 6/3
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Old Jan 27, 2013, 09:28 AM   #3
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Does anyone have one of the very latest Mac Mini or Mac Mini Servers with internal SSD?

If so just wondering what the Link Speed and Negotiated Link Speed is?

On new 13' MBP Retina we bought at end of last year it is 6 and 6 and the performance is amazing. However when I checked a couple of Mini's in the Apple Store yesterday they were all 3 and 1.5, however they were not Fusion or SSD drives.

Just wondering if this is the same regardless of drive installed, or whether the SSD models have a much faster bus speed.

Thanks in advance
Mechanical drives vs SSD. Mechanical drives can't even saturate an SATA 2 let alone 3. By the way it has little to do with the negotiated speed. Even a modern SSD on an SATA 2 will crush any mechanical hard drive.
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Old Jan 27, 2013, 09:31 AM   #4
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Same as Darby67. The mini should be able to handle any SATA III drive you can throw at it.
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Old Jan 27, 2013, 07:18 PM   #5
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ditto my 500gb samsung 830 ssd is 6/6 my 1tb hitachi 5400 rpm hdd is 6/3
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