1Tb Sata III

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by MoonshineSG, Sep 25, 2011.

  1. MoonshineSG macrumors member

    Aug 26, 2011
    Internal 1TB Sata III for Macbook Pro 2011 (for the OptiBay, as a compleent to a Vertex 3 IOPS Max). Do they exist? If yes, what brand is it and what kind is are reviews like ?
  2. Hellhammer Moderator


    Staff Member

    Dec 10, 2008
    Western Digital has one, though it's SATA 3Gb/s, but that won't make a difference.
  3. alust2013 macrumors 601


    Feb 6, 2010
    On the fence
    The only 1 TB drives on the market that would fit in the optibay are SATA II, which is fine, given that there is no platter drive on the market that can even saturate a SATA II interface. Make sure you get one that is 9.5mm height, not 12.5, which will not fit in the optibay.
  4. MoonshineSG thread starter macrumors member

    Aug 26, 2011
    from the above, I understand that no 1TB HDD is able to provide enough read/write speed to justify a 6Gb interface (or even3GB ?) ... My only option is to get a drive that fits the physical space... Am I right?
  5. awer25 macrumors 65816


    Apr 30, 2011
    Yes, at the current time.

    Not necessarily. A Velociraptor may fit, but it needs a 12V line which your laptop doesn't have. Normal 2.5" HDDs up to 9.5mm will work fine in the ODD space (and up to 12.7mm in the regular HDD spot).
  6. DWBurke811 macrumors 6502a

    Jun 10, 2011
    Boca Raton, FL

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