Anybody put a SATA 3 SSD in a SATA 1 Macbook?

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by Jethryn Freyman, Mar 28, 2012.

  1. Jethryn Freyman macrumors 68020

    Jethryn Freyman

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    So, I recently tried and failed to put a SATA 3 Corsair SSD into my SATA 1 Power Mac G5, it's not detected at all.

    My Macbook should be here next week, and it turns out that it's also SATA 1. Corsair say that their SATA 3 drives are backward compatible with SATA 1 and 2.

    So, anybody know if it'll work? Anybody put a SATA 3 inside their SATA 1 Macbook and had it work?
     
  2. reubenroyapple macrumors newbie

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    It should work, to make it 'appear' , what you have to do is go into disk utility (it should appear in here) and Format it to mac os extended.
    Hope this helps
     

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