New MBP limited to 3 gigabit ssd speeds?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Danthesaxman, Jun 13, 2012.

  1. Danthesaxman, Jun 13, 2012
    Last edited: Jun 13, 2012

    Danthesaxman macrumors newbie

    Jun 3, 2012
  2. simsaladimbamba

    Nov 28, 2010
    Link does not work.
  3. SisterRay macrumors regular

    May 25, 2006
    First Power Nap not supported, now if this is true, it is being handicapped.

    I hope this is not the case
  4. wirelessness macrumors 6502

    Jun 20, 2010
  5. Adamantoise macrumors 6502a

    Aug 1, 2011
    This is nonsense.

    3 gigabit = 384 megabytes.

    The SSD in the Retina Macbook Pro exceeds 384 megabyte/s transfer speeds.

    It won't hurt to do some basic math instead of taking everything you read online as fact.
  6. Danthesaxman thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jun 3, 2012
    And I said the non retina pro...not the retina pro.
  7. Adamantoise macrumors 6502a

    Aug 1, 2011
    Sorry, must have glossed over that bit.

    Still, I'm pretty skeptical about this. Previous release of the MBP had the 6Gb link, can't think of any reason for them to source the much older 3Gb link (do people even still make it?)
  8. Danthesaxman thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jun 3, 2012
    Yes it would be a step backwards if this was true.

    Just wondering, if this is the case, would you be able to open up the MBP and simply check to see if the hard drive cable is SATA 2 or 3 or do you specifically have to run speed tests?
  9. Zwikker macrumors regular


    May 28, 2012
    Morgantown, WV
    Oh come on! Why would they wanna downgrade an upgraded computer. There has to be some kinda misunderstanding.
  10. Greymarch macrumors newbie

    Jan 31, 2012
    I took the Intel 520 SSD (sata 3) out of my 2011 MacBook Pro 13 inch, put it into my new non-retina MacBook Pro 2012 15 inch and re-installed Lion. I then tested the SSD speeds using Black Magic. I get about 440 megs/sec read, and about 230 megs/sec write. This is virtually identical to the speeds I received in my 2011 MacBook Pro.
  11. pragmatous macrumors 65816

    May 23, 2012
    you gotta be careful with speed tests.

    on my windows PC I have an Intel 520 180GB with 560MB read 520MB writes and some of my benchmarks I ran wouldn't even come close to that. I had to run a specific benchmark application. I was getting dismal 200MB read and 190 write. Ran another benchmark i think it was Atto and I got the 560/520 the SSD is rated for.

    Benchmarks are sometimes not accurate.


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