Do the 2011 Mini's have Sata III or 6GB HDD

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by Wicked1, Aug 9, 2011.

  1. Wicked1 macrumors 68040

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    I know the previous gen still used Sata II or 3.0GB but not sure if the new Mini uses the 6GB like the new MBP's do.
     
  2. mdgm macrumors 6502a

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    Both ports on new Mini are SATA III. However with a mechanical hard drive you won't even push the limits of SATA I. If you want to install a SATA III SSD then having SATA III is great.
     
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    OWC did a test with two of its SSDs in RAID 0 so it is possible and yes it is very fast.
     
  5. qqjawe macrumors newbie

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    There another downside of RAID 0.

    You will lost your data if either 1 hard disk fail.
     
  6. potatis macrumors 6502a

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    there are SSD's that do 550GB/s which is about the limit of SATA III so RAID 0 shouldn't be necessary.
     
  7. naabi0 macrumors newbie

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    Is the SSD that Apple offers SATA II or SATA III?
     
  8. KScottMyers, Oct 11, 2011
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    I'm running two SATA II SSDs in RAID 0. I get around 500 MB/s read and write speeds. I'm really happy with this setup.
     
  9. KScottMyers macrumors regular

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    True - but the same thing happens with a single drive setup. :)
     
  10. potatis, Oct 11, 2011
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    potatis macrumors 6502a

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    not sure but I read they're about 200MB/s so about SATA II speeds
     
  11. mdgm macrumors 6502a

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    Apple SSDs are SATA II. They're still a big improvement over using a mechanical hard drive.
     
  12. qqjawe macrumors newbie

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    I using single 550GB/s one, they are quite fast to boot up your OS X Lion and install application on your OS also.
    Very fast to start up your application also..
     

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