Is the stock apple 128 SSD 3G or 6G

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by r23w, May 23, 2011.

  1. r23w macrumors member

    May 9, 2008
    I am trying to figure out whether the stock apple 128 gb ssd for MBP 15" is 3g or 6g. I am because I want to get the data doubler from owc, replacing my optical drive with another hd bay and that bay will only preform up to 3g, which is what OWC told me. Apple wouldn't tell me any more than they had on their site, and I searched a bit and couldnt find much. So if the ssd is 6g I would want it to run on the main bay which supports 6g, getting the most speed out of my drive and I would put a 7200rpm 750gb drive. But if it does 3g, I would put it on the second bay, so i can fit in a 12mm 5400 rpm 1tb drive. Or would the 750gb drive make more sense because of it's speed?

    So to recap, whats the stock apple SSD speed, will it make a difference when in the 6G main bay or the 3G secondary bay.

    And 7200RPM 750 GB drive vs 5400RPM 1TB drive.

  2. ViviUO macrumors 6502

    Jul 4, 2009
    I'm 78% certain they use a 3GB/s Marvell controller
  3. CFoss macrumors 6502

    Feb 26, 2011
  4. r23w thread starter macrumors member

    May 9, 2008
    so second thing

    will the 7200 rpm make much of a difference over 5400 rpm? This disk will be mainly used for media, photos - videos - music. FCP, photoshop, itunes...
  5. ViviUO macrumors 6502

    Jul 4, 2009
    For those uses, probably little to no difference unless the FCP files are large.
  6. daneoni macrumors G4


    Mar 24, 2006
    I heard it was Toshiba/Samsung controllers. I thought Marvell was Intel/Crucial?
  7. Weaselboy Moderator


    Staff Member

    Jan 23, 2005
    Here is a speed test/comparison of the Apple OEM SSD you may be interested in.

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