MacBook Pro (15-inch, Early 2011) SATA 6 or 3?

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  1. Newfiebill macrumors regular

    Newfiebill

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    Hi Guys and Girls, can anyone confirm if the Early 15" Macbook Pro SATA is 6GBs?
     
  2. mdgm macrumors 6502a

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    It is, but don't put a SATA III SSD in the optical bay. There have been problems with SATA III SSDs in the optical bay in these machines.
     
  3. Newfiebill thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks

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  4. squeakr macrumors 68000

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    On all of them it is SATA III on the HDD bay, as for the ODD bay, it is hit or miss. I have one of the first ones released and I only have SATA II on the ODD (which is perfectly fine for an ODD and most HDDs).
     
  5. theSeb macrumors 604

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    SATA II is perfectly fine for all mechanical HDDs and many SSDs. It will bottleneck the current SATA III solid state drives though.
     
  6. Tobias Funke macrumors 6502a

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    I seem to remember in the first few months of production it was a gamble.

    The initial releases only had SATA II in the ODD connection??

    Or was this only on the 13inch model ??
     
  7. squeakr macrumors 68000

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    I tend to agree with that, but with HDDs now sporting the SATA III, I had to say most (even then I believe it would be hard to saturate even a SATA III HDD) and most people are buying only SATA III SSDs these days, so I just dumbed it down a bit. ;)
     

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