Hack SATA III to negotiate at SATA II speeds

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by kappaknight, Apr 4, 2011.

  1. kappaknight macrumors 68000


    Mar 5, 2009
    Hey guys, does anyone know how one would be able to hack the SATA III driver to negotiate at SATA II speeds only? While I love my new SSD, the beach balling is happening frequently enough to make it a lot worse than just having the 7200RPM HD. Until Apple comes out with an EFI fix or an update, I think it would be easier if the SSD can just communicate via SATA II speeds instead of SATA III - seeing how the beach balls seem to not happen when running at a slower speed.

    This stuff is over my head, but it would be awesome if someone can develop a script that can make it happen.
  2. Inconsequential macrumors 68000

    Sep 12, 2007
    Negotiation happens at the hardware level, so I'm pretty sure what your asking isn't possible...

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