So it's become clear that the SuperDrive in the 2011 MBP is connected to a SATA II port, leaving one of the two SATA III ports empty and effectively crippling the design from supporting a SATA III SSD in the ODD bay. This strikes me as bizarrely irrational, since SATA III is backwards compatible, meaning that there would be no problem connecting the ODD to that port. Did they really do this just to stymie the OptiBay people from running an aftermarket SATA III SSD in the ODD bay? Did they do it in the hopes that we would buy a new machine at some later date? Or is it a function of Apple's infuriatingly patronizing attitude that assumes that we don't need a SATA III connection or a second hard drive or an upgrade path or, really, anything that didn't come off their drawing board? Can someone -- anyone -- please propose a rational basis for this? Somebody talk me down off the ledge, here, folks! Edit: Thanks to recent MacRumors addition johnsock for finally clearing up just what connection the ODD is on.