optibay speed

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by gsxrq, May 28, 2011.

  1. gsxrq macrumors member

    Joined:
    Sep 18, 2009
    Location:
    Bo'ness, Scotland
    #1
    will optibay work at sata 6g speed in 6/6 mbp ?
    is optibay just a pass thru so drive determine speed ?

    just looking in advance for drive replacement

    also has anyone with sata 6g problems tried installing windows 7 on it
    to see if problem is s/w or h/w ?

    cheers:)
     
  2. clickclickw00t macrumors regular

    Joined:
    Jun 28, 2007
    #2
    I'm almost 100% sure that it is just a pass-through, but I could be wrong. If anyone has any experience with it let us know!
     
  3. minton macrumors member

    Joined:
    Jul 30, 2004
    Location:
    California
    #3
    HD is associated w/ a Sata3 port,, optical bay is connected to a Sata2 port, so it's a hardware limitation.
     
  4. clickclickw00t macrumors regular

    Joined:
    Jun 28, 2007
    #4
    Depends. My 2011 MBP has 6/6
     
  5. HighSeasCaptain macrumors member

    Joined:
    Feb 11, 2010
    #5
    According to OWC, my MBP is the first reported usable 6G optibay port for OS in a 17" model. I put it in there because the main bay wasn't working at all. Apparently a reliable 6G optibay is even more of a gamble than the main bay.
     
  6. minton macrumors member

    Joined:
    Jul 30, 2004
    Location:
    California
    #6
  7. dusk007 macrumors 68040

    dusk007

    Joined:
    Dec 5, 2009
    #7
    optibay is a simple passive adapter. Whatever Sata port is connected to your optical drive is the one your SSD gets.
     

Share This Page