New Macbook White with 1.5 Gbps or 3.0 Gbps Sata

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  1. stylinexpat macrumors 6502a

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    Anyone here able to chime in on this since it appears that they went to 1.5 Gbps. Sata on the new Macbook Pro 13" model and 15" model..
     
  2. BittenApple macrumors 6502a

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  3. stylinexpat thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Anyone buy a new one recently that can confirm??
     
  4. Frosties macrumors 6502a

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    It's confirmed. The new Macbook Pro is sata 1 and the new Macbook (white) is sata 2. Saying ANYTHING else is just stupid as that is a fact.
     
  5. JamesGorman macrumors 65816

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    Yup. The 13 and 15 inch pros are now sata 1, whereas the Air, The 17 inch pro, And the white macbook still use sata 2.
     
  6. dbowlin17 macrumors member

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  7. old-wiz macrumors G3

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    Probably to save power consumption to extend battery life.
     
  8. harcosparky macrumors 68020

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    Unless you are going to buy an SSD it's nothing to worry about. This is from the main page of macrumors.com.

     
  9. Bengt77 macrumors 68000

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    I thought on the new motherboards the same SATA chip is used that's used in the previous models, but it's merely capped at 1,5Gbps by software.
     
  10. NewMacbookPlz macrumors 68040

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    I'd bet this is the case as well.

    Not that it matters either way for me seeing how I have the factory HDD, but w00t for sata 3.0gbps on my UMB! :p
     
  11. stylinexpat thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Anyone with a new white Macbook able to confirm if they are getting Sata II 3.0 speeds on the new Macbook Whites? I plan on installing a SSD in one after purchasing one.
     

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