Macbook Pro 7,1 + Optibay + SATA600 SSD

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by smike44, Nov 27, 2011.

  1. smike44 macrumors newbie

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    Hi, I´m planning to upgrade my MBP with a Vertex III SSD for the system additional to my HDD for files.. Can anybody tell me, if my MBP can gain the speed the Vertex III - SATA600? Should I mount the SSD into the optibay or the HDD?

    Thx for your advice, mike
     
  2. JasonH42, Nov 27, 2011
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    JasonH42 macrumors 6502

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    If you have a 15" or 17" MBP reporting 6Gbps connection speed in the optical bay then the Vertex 3 will not function at all in the optibay so put the HDD there instead. You'll get nothing but errors and beachballs otherwise. I know because I tried it. The problem continues through to the latest (late 2011) model. 13" MBP is fine though.
     
  3. smike44 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I have a 13" MBP.. But is it possible, to max out the speed of a SATA600 SSD? If yes: Only in place of the HDD or also with the optibay?
    Otherwise I will take a Vertex II or something else.
    Thx again!
     
  4. JasonH42, Nov 28, 2011
    Last edited: Nov 28, 2011

    JasonH42 macrumors 6502

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    The 13" will max out the SATA III SSD in either bay, assuming your optical bay is reporting 6Gbps connection speed.
     

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