PATA to SATA Pre-Unibody Performance

bizzle

macrumors 6502a
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Jun 29, 2008
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Anyone running an optibay or similar in a pre-unibody MacBook or MacBook Pro? I am curious what kind of transfer rates you get to said drive. I am curious if it'll be fast enough for my Windows partition. Right now it's usable even with the awful awful hard drive I have on the native SATA connection (around 40MB/s read and write) so if I can maintain similar speed on this connection that would work. The reason I ask is, I know the maximum theoretical bandwidth for said PATA connection, but I am curious how much the conversion degrades performance.
 

hehe299792458

macrumors 6502a
Dec 13, 2008
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I don't think you can use the optical bay on the pre-sata MBPs given that the optical drive cable won't be compatible with hard drive connectors
 

bizzle

macrumors 6502a
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Jun 29, 2008
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I don't think you can use the optical bay on the pre-sata MBPs given that the optical drive cable won't be compatible with hard drive connectors
Incorrect. Optibay is available for pre-Unibody machines and it converts the PATA interface to SATA. There are also various knockoffs available.
 
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