Older MBPs with the same 1.5GBps SATA issue?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Draeconis, Jun 23, 2009.

  1. Draeconis macrumors 6502a

    May 6, 2008
    Seeing as all the attention was on the Mid-2009 Unibody MacBook Pros seemingly having a slow SATA connection, I was curious to check that the SATA connection on my Early 2008 model, and sure enough, I also have a connection running at 1.5GBps?

    This is a little irritating, as I've been considering upgrading the laptop with a Solid State Disk at some point in the near future, and now that will be hampered by the issue I thought was exclusively with newer MBPs.

    So I wonder if Apple will issue a firmware update that corrects our older laptops to the same 3GBps we're supposed to have?

    The SATA controller on the Early 2008 MacBook Pro is the Intel ICH8-M AHCI, if that helps anyone?
  2. Fizzoid macrumors 68020


    Jul 11, 2008
    It's only the unibodys that have the chipset to support 3Gbs isn't it?
  3. jdaco6 macrumors regular

    Nov 19, 2007
    The chip is meant to run at 1.5gbps only unibodys had the 3gbps option.
  4. iLog.Genius macrumors 601


    Feb 24, 2009
    Toronto, Ontario
    Your early-2008 MacBook Pro does not support it so there is no need to worry about the update.
  5. Eidorian macrumors Penryn


    Mar 23, 2005
    ICH8-M does support 3.0 Gbps SATA but it's doubtful you'll ever see an update.
  6. Draeconis thread starter macrumors 6502a

    May 6, 2008
    Ah fair enough, thanks for the replies :)

    Will in practice the controller running at 1.5GBps really have that much of an impact on SSD performance?

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