Does the 2010 MBP support 6GB/s SSDs (Sata 3 in HD bay?)

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  1. Hydrocity, Jun 3, 2011
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    Hydrocity macrumors 6502a

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    I have a 2010 MBP and got an intel 510 series which supports both 6GB and 3 GB. Im planning to do an optibay so if I put the intel SSD in the Hd bay and the HD in the optibay, will my SSD be able to take advantage of full 6 GB/s or Will it be limited to 3 GB/s?
     
  2. clickclickw00t macrumors regular

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    I'm pretty sure the 2010 MBP do not do SATA 3 (6gb)
     
  3. h00ligan macrumors 68030

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    Correct afaik.
     
  4. Hydrocity thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Thats what I thought to, but somebody told me the Optibay only has Sata 2, but the actual HD bay has Sata 3
     
  5. head honcho 123 macrumors 6502

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    this is true for the initial batch of the 2011 mbps.
     
  6. uplusd macrumors 6502

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    It doesn't, but here's a way you can check on your own computer. Open up system profiler and click on serial-ata on the left hand side. Check the "Link Speed:" for both the controllers.
     
  7. JamDonut macrumors member

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    can i ask a potentially stupid question here?

    does this mean that SATA 3 drives WILL work in my 09 13" but only at the speed of SATA 2? the connection is the same physically so i can use it and make the SATA 3 an investment for my future purchases?

    Thanks :D
     
  8. Blue Sun macrumors 6502a

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    Correct AFAIK.
     
  9. JamDonut macrumors member

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    thank you :)
     

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