Replacing the DVD drive with an SSD

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by behrangsa, Mar 24, 2012.

  1. behrangsa macrumors newbie

    Jun 10, 2007
    Should I go for SATA-2 or SATA-3? Does the DVD connector support SATA-3?
  2. simsaladimbamba

    Nov 28, 2010
    Depending on your model, it supports either or only S-ATA 1.5 Gbps (S-ATA I), if you have a 2007 MBP for example.
    Check System Profiler > Hardware > Serial-ATA and see for yourself.
    Some 2011 MBPs have S-ATA 6.0 Gbps (S-ATA III) interfaces for the ODD.
  3. zflauaus macrumors 65816

    Nov 19, 2004
    Is there a reason why you wouldn't want to put the SSD in the existing hard drive bay (that may be SATA-III)? You can then transfer your hard drive to the optical bay with a mounting bracket. My hard drive didn't connect at 6.0Gbps anyway when it was in the hard drive bay.

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