How do I find what type of SATA by macbook pro has?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by syrinx32123, Nov 25, 2013.

  1. syrinx32123 macrumors newbie

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    I have the late 2011 Macbook Pro 15-inch mode | MD318LL/A - MacBookPro8,2 - A1286 - 2563*

    I want to upgrade to a new SSD and I need to know if I have a SATA II or SATA III cable in my computer. How can I find out?
     
  2. funwithdesign macrumors regular

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    SATA3. Most SSD you find these days are SATA3
     
  3. glenthompson macrumors 68000

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    While that model has sata 3 in the optical bay, it won't work with a SSD. You need to install the SSD in the main drive bay.
     
  4. priitv8 macrumors 68020

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    Also, the SATA cable / connector is identical for all 3 revisions and bacwards compatible. So your SSD will work at negotiated max speed of the least common denominator (MoBo or drive, whichever it is).
     

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