New MBP Use 6.0GB Sata Drives?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Wicked1, Apr 4, 2011.

  1. Wicked1 macrumors 68040

    Wicked1

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    Wondering if they take agdvantage of the new 6.0 GB Sata drives, as most MBP only utilize the 3.0 GB Drives?
     
  2. Hellhammer Moderator

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    One of the two SATA ports (HD bay) in the new MBPs is 6Gb/s. The drives Apple use are SATA 3Gb/s though.
     
  3. legreve macrumors regular

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    Yep, main bay supports Sata 3, and opti bay sata 2... which naturally means you wont be raiding sata 3 with fx 2 vertex 3 drives.

    But a sata 3 in main bay and you'll be rocking. :)
     
  4. bozz2006 macrumors 68030

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    Does the stock HDD have built in SMS? Is it safe to put the stock HDD in an optibay?
     
  5. johnnyturbouk macrumors 68000

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    yes my ssd link speed is sata 3 6GB/s but negotiated speed is 3GB/s

    i think the SMS is not inbuilt and does not apply in the optibay for the stock hdd

    i have the CTO 500GB 7200 and it has not had any issues so far
     

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