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Original poster
Jul 5, 2012
Hi, I am planing to buy the MBP 2012 13" and also upgrade the storage to SSD RAID 0. However I have just read from some posts that the optical drive in the machine only support SATA II (3Gb/s), which means that the advantage of the SSD RAID 0 will be gone. Any friends here have setup the optical bay for an SSD? any performance reports? Thanks a lot as I am really confused now. =[


macrumors 604
Feb 13, 2012
Perth, Western Australia
The 13" machines support SATA3 on all ports AFAIK.

However, I would highly recommend NOT doing RAID0 with SSD.

You get no warning of impending failure, no raid is plenty fast enough, and if you lose 1 drive your machine is non-functional. RAID0 doubles your failure probability.

"i don't store anything critical" on the machine is generally a lie for most people, and it is certainly inconvenient when your machine is broken.


macrumors 6502
Aug 12, 2011
OWC had a blog post saying that they're researching it further and hope to have a workaround. In the meantime, the 2012 13" will be limited in the optibay to SATA II.
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