PATA to SATA Pre-Unibody Performance

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by bizzle, Jul 16, 2011.

  1. bizzle macrumors 6502a

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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.
     
  2. hehe299792458 macrumors 6502a

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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
     
  3. bizzle thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    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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