Optibay SSd on an early 2011 macbook pro

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by scmacdaddy, Aug 31, 2012.

  1. scmacdaddy macrumors regular

    Dec 4, 2002
    Just bought an early 2011 13.3 in macbook pro and i planning on adding an m4 SSD. i read something recently that the optical port on older macbooks is 3 gb/s not 6 gb/s. Wanted to double check this. Anywhere to find that info?
  2. Orlandoech macrumors 68040


    Jun 2, 2011
    Salt Lake City, UT
    You can find it in SYSTEM INFORMATION under Serial-ATA. and yes the 2011 Models only have SATAII (3.0GB/s) in the Optibay.

    I highly recommend installing the SSD in the main HDD bay which is SATA III (6.0 GB/s) and installing the factory/stock HDD in the Optibay.

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