MacbookPro 6,2 Sata3 compatibility

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by ddany, May 27, 2014.

  1. ddany macrumors member

    Oct 16, 2010
  2. TB07-NJ macrumors 68020

    Jul 7, 2008
    US of A
    I have a "Mid 2010" MBPro as well and just updated to an SSD (WHAT A DIFFERENCE!). Anyway, I had issues with 2 different SATA 3 SSD's I tried. Thank heavens for the Amazon return policy. In the end I purchased an OWC Sata2(1?) drive (a bit overpriced for 1st gen SSD) and it worked like a champ first try.

    From what I understand, even though SATA 3 is downwards compatible it sometimes is an issue with older Apple devices. Googling around seems to confirm that. Many do work and some do not. Something to do with their controller type.

    While it bothered me that I felt OWC is just taking a little advantage by pricing the SATA2 and SAT3 virtually identical on the plus side they are an EXCELLENT company to work with and the extra few bucks didn't make such a big difference.
  3. saturnotaku macrumors 68000

    Mar 4, 2013
  4. goMac macrumors 603

    Apr 15, 2004
    The 2009s and higher are SATA3. I believe the 2008s might have been as well? I remember there was a fuss when the 2009s didn't support SATA3 initially.
  5. brdeveloper macrumors 68020


    Apr 21, 2010
    My late-2009 White Macbook is SATA-II and I installed a Samsung 840 EVO on it and it uses the full SATA-II bandwidth, so I recommend a Samsung EVO as a SATA-II compatible, SATA-III SSD.
  6. ddany thread starter macrumors member

    Oct 16, 2010
    Thank you guys.
    But Can someone tell me if this Macbook compatible with sta3 or not?

    are you sure? :)
  7. niteflyr macrumors 6502a

    Nov 29, 2011
    Southern Cal
    The 2010 MBP's interfaces are SATA II 3.0 Gbps. Most SATA III 6.0 Gbps SSD's will work at SATA II speeds in your MBP.
  8. yjchua95 macrumors 604

    Apr 23, 2011
    GVA, KUL, MEL (current), ZQN
    You're wrong. Only the 2011 and later models have SATA3 at 6 Gb/s.

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