[Early 209 MBP] Specific SSD Question : OCZ Agility 4

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by newbieOSX, Jul 25, 2012.

  1. newbieOSX macrumors newbie

    Sep 8, 2008
    Can anyone here with an early 2009 MBP with MCP79 controllers, confirm if they are able to get full SATA2 3Gbps speed on an OCZ Agility 4 SSD?

    Do I have to mess around with firmwares on these SSDs to get a proper 3Gbps link speed?

    Thanks !
  2. skastro macrumors newbie

    Oct 31, 2012
    Yes and No

    I have ocz agility 4 128GB and works at full SATA2 on hard disk bay, but SATA1 on superdrive bay

    The benchmarks:
    Superdrive bay: 100MB/s | 130MB/s (write | read)
    Hard Disk bay: 200MB/s | 250MB/s
  3. T5BRICK macrumors G3


    Aug 3, 2006
    Don't have an OCZ drive, but I've got a mid 2009 13" MBP and a Crucial M4, which also uses the same controller(Indilinx is just a re-badged Marvel controller with a custom firmware). I've got 3GB/s link speed in my HDD bay according to the system profiler.
  4. newbieOSX thread starter macrumors newbie

    Sep 8, 2008
    lol wow , old thread !!

    Thanks for the confirmation though, I ened up getting a Samsung 830 and it worked fine too on the HDD bay.

    I relocated the original Apple TS256 SSD into the Superdrive bay and it's actually running only at 1.5Gbps.

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