Replace 2010 MBP SATA 2 With SATA 3 Cable?

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  1. Nielsenius macrumors 6502a

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    All 2010 MacBook Pros have a SATA 2 hard drive interface. Is it possible to replace the SATA 2 with a SATA 3 interface? If so, how?
     
  2. simsaladimbamba

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    Not possible, as it is a hardware limitation beyond just the cable and port.
     
  3. Nielsenius thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Well, that answers my question. My MacBook Pro recently had it's first birthday and its warranty is expired. Now that the warranty isn't a question, anything is possible... or not.
     
  4. iThinkergoiMac macrumors 68030

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    No, it's NOT POSSIBLE. There's a SATA controller chip on the logic board, and it would have to be replaced, which you can't viably do unless you have some VERY advanced equipment (and if you had that equipment, you wouldn't be asking the question you are).
     
  5. Bill Gates macrumors 68020

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    The SATA controller is built into the chipset, and you're also assuming that the pinout between the Intel 5-series and 6-series chipsets is the same, and that they would work in each other's place (with the CPU and other devices on the logic board). It's most likely impossible even with the ability to handle BGA reworks.
     
  6. iThinkergoiMac macrumors 68030

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    Like I said... NOT POSSIBLE.
     
  7. Bill Gates macrumors 68020

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    I know; I was only clarifying the finer points of why that is. ;)
     

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