New MBPs SataIII possible?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Tconroy135, Feb 17, 2011.

  1. Tconroy135 macrumors newbie

    Feb 13, 2011
    Anyone think it will be possible to use a Sata III SSD on the new MBPs?
  2. alust2013 macrumors 601


    Feb 6, 2010
    On the fence
    I'm sure it will be possible to use, I'm just not as sure that it will actually use SATA III. You can use one with the current MBPs, but it will just use the SATA II speed. I imagine it will likely use the SATA III standard though, as that is included in the sandy bridge chipsets.
  3. RayK macrumors 6502

    Oct 13, 2005
    Yea, it'll work fine, but it will be at SATA 2 speeds.
  4. idea_hamster macrumors 65816


    Jul 11, 2003
    NYC, or thereabouts
    Why would it be only SATA II speed? Unless the OP meant by "new MBP" a new computer bought from current stock.

    I assumed that s/he meant "new MBP" as in the up-coming revision. That chipset has 2 SATA III connections, one of which will serve the primary hard drive.

    If you wait for the next "new" MBP, you'll get full 6.0 data rates.
  5. emigrant macrumors newbie

    Jun 15, 2009
    New York-Bklyn
    SATA III 6gbps & usb3.0 Ive Bridge native support, probably Q1 2012
  6. trigonometry macrumors 6502


    Jun 19, 2010
    South Carolina
    I sure hope so. The speeds of the upcoming SSDs are bananas!
  7. Tconroy135 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Feb 13, 2011
    Yeah I meant actually run at SataIII speeds. I wouldn't spend extra money on a Sata III SSD for Sata II speeds.
  8. mdgm macrumors 6502a

    Nov 2, 2010
    Even at SATA II speeds, SATA III SSDs should be faster than SATA II SSDs
  9. Erasmus macrumors 68030


    Jun 22, 2006
    Hiding from Omnius in Australia
    The Cougar Point chipset, which will be used for Sandy Bridge MacBook Pros, has two SATA 3 ports on it. Which also happen to be the two ports that don't have problems.

    So yes, Apple will use them.

    And yes, you will be able to replace your standard HDD with a SATA 3 SSD. Although I expect Apple won't sell them BTO, so you will likely have to do it yourself. But that's OK, you'll save yourself a lot of money.

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