Older MBPs with the same 1.5GBps SATA issue?

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

  1. Draeconis macrumors 6502a

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    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

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

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

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

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

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    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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