2011 15.4" Macboo Pro Only Getting Sata II Speeds in Main Bay

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  1. AML225 macrumors regular

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    I installed a Vertex 3 in my Macbook Pro's main hard drive SATA slot. All software and firmware are up to date but for some reason the drive is only connecting at SATA II 3Gb/s speeds. When I connected a Vertex 4 in the slot it was not detected at all.

    Anyone have any idea what is going on?

    I appreciate the help.
     
  2. AML225 thread starter macrumors regular

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    I read that thread actually. It just confused me more. The gist I'm getting is that I'm screwed?
     
  3. eagandale4114 macrumors 65816

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    Open the system information app (spotlight or apple logo>about this mac> system report.
    Then scroll down to Serial-ATA and post a full page screenshot.
     
  4. AML225 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Here you go:
     

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  5. eagandale4114 macrumors 65816

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    Well your drive is clearly capable of SIII, but as the negotiated link speed is showing, it has been throttled to SII.
    When did you get your MBP. Was it a CTO/BTO or a stock. Apple did do a running change in the chipset for the early 2011 15 and 17 in MBPs.
     
  6. AML225 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Purchased in June of 2011. Only upgrade was I purchased it with the 750gb drive instead of the 500gb. It's the 2.2GHz model.
     

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