Apple HDD Negotiated Link Speed at 1.5Gb?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by DWBurke811, Jun 25, 2011.

  1. DWBurke811 macrumors 6502a

    Joined:
    Jun 10, 2011
    Location:
    Boca Raton, FL
    #1
    I'm ordering a SSD(Either a OCZ Vertex 2.34 or a Samsung 470), and just want to make sure it'll get 3.0Gb. It says the link speed is 3.0, is it just because it's the OEM 5400RPM drive that it's 1.5Gb?

    [​IMG]


    Thanks
     
  2. alust2013 macrumors 601

    alust2013

    Joined:
    Feb 6, 2010
    Location:
    On the fence
    #2
    Yes, the negotiated just means that the drive itself is only 1.5Gbit.
     
  3. DWBurke811 thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Joined:
    Jun 10, 2011
    Location:
    Boca Raton, FL
    #3
    Thanks, I guess I (wrongly) assumed that the stock Apple drives were SATAII.
     
  4. alust2013 macrumors 601

    alust2013

    Joined:
    Feb 6, 2010
    Location:
    On the fence
    #4
    Some are, some aren't. It doesn't really make a difference though because that isn't slow enough to bottleneck the 5400 RPM HDDs. I think the drive that came in mine was.
     
  5. DWBurke811 thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Joined:
    Jun 10, 2011
    Location:
    Boca Raton, FL
    #5
    Good deal, thanks.

    Now I'm just trying to decide if I want to get RAM first, I decided to give Parallels a shot and like running Win7 "inside" of 10.6; I never run anything on Windoze(I just have it incase something for school only runs on it), so I'm not sure if I should get the SSD or RAM first.
    I just bought a champion purebred Dachshund, so for the next month he'll be taking most of my money, his vet charges more for a routine visit than my doctor does lol. And his insurance doesn't kick in for another 2 weeks, so everything is out of pocket :(
     

Share This Page