Optibay Performance

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by groove-agent, May 3, 2009.

  1. groove-agent macrumors 6502a

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    Hello all,

    I'm considering getting an optibay for my SR 15" MBP. From reading the forums I get the impression that the optibay can have a SATA to IDE adapter. In terms of performance, which is better: 1) a native IDE drive (which has a max capacity of 160GB) or 2) a SATA drive running through the IDE to SATA adapter.

    I've read a couple of reviews where they said that their native IDE drive in the optibay performed equally with their primary SATA drive.

    Any suggestions or experiences?

    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. groove-agent thread starter macrumors 6502a

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  3. alphaod macrumors Core

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    If you get the OptiBay enclosure the only choice you have is a SATA drive.
     
  4. Warranty Voider macrumors 6502

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    I'm just guessing, but I would think that the native IDE drive would perform better.
     
  5. groove-agent thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Are you sure about that?
     

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