I started a new thread to discuss this issue. I thought the old one was getting out of hand. I'm hoping we can provide our responses from Apple Support in this thread. I just got an email from my support person today and they said the engineering team's response was that the system should run with SATA 1.5 with a standard hard drive and SATA 3.0 when you install an SSD drive. Of course it does not work, my system shows SATA 1.5 with my Intel x25m drive, but I can see why they would try and implement this if there were any slight benefits. I have hope that this might get resolved and I'm using Apple's response as proof that the MBP lines do support SATA 3.0. I've sent an email stating the fact that my system still runs in SATA 1.5 mode with an SSD drive. Hopefully I will hear within a week.