Newbie hard drive question, quick answer

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by lu0s3r322, Aug 1, 2008.

  1. lu0s3r322 macrumors 6502a

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    The MBP comes with a SATA 1.5 gb/s hard drive, can I replace that with a SATA 3 gb/s hard drive?
     
  2. Cave Man macrumors 604

    Cave Man

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    You can, but it won't do you any good. The chipset is 1.5 gbps.
     
  3. bplein macrumors 6502

    bplein

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    Wouldn't matter if the chipset was 3Gbps. A single 2.5" drive won't saturate a SATA-150 link.

    Don't sweat it, get a good 1.5 or 3.0Gbps drive.
     
  4. alphaod macrumors Core

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    Tell that to my SSD. :D
     

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