Does the Superdrive really go to SATA1 speeds with a SATA3 SSD installed? H

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by inck243, Dec 3, 2013.

  1. inck243 macrumors member

    Jun 15, 2010
    Hi Everyone...

    So I read on here that for a late 2008 macbook 5,1 2.4 ghz unibody that if you put a SATA3 SSD in the superdrive area that the speeds will be SATA1 instead of SATA2.

    Does anyone know how true this is? I saw that whole thing about the motion sensor protection for the HDD when it's kept in the HDD spot. Also it has noise dampening and padding or whatever so I guess I'd like to keep it there. But only if the SSD will have SATA2 speeds instead of SATA1.

    Thanks people!!
  2. endlightend macrumors member

    Nov 5, 2013
    The posts I read, the issue was all with Intel drives because Intel never released firmware updates after SATA3 to get SATA2 mobo's working. I had that experience with an Intel 520 on a 09 unibody and had to return it for an X25M. Have heard more positive experiences with other companies after firmware updates.

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