Samsung 840 EVO-6 vs. 3gbps slot on MBPro?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by pjny, Jan 31, 2014.

  1. pjny macrumors 6502a

    Feb 18, 2010

    I have a Macbook Pro 13" Early 2011 with a Samsung 830 SSD boot drive on the main hard drive slot(6 gigabit link speed, 6 gigabit negotiated link speed - Sata III)

    I have an OWC SSD 115gb on a Data Doubler that replaced the DVD player. It had 6 gigabit link speed and 3 gigabit/s negotiated link speed (Sata II)

    I want to buy a Samsung 840 750 gb EVO to be used as the data drive for final cut pro X.

    Will the Samsung 840 be too fast for the 3 gigabit/ps Data Doubler slot? Should I put it in the 6gigabit-6gigabit slot to maximize data thoroughput?

    I want to keep the Samsung on the primary slot if the 3gbps slot can handle the maximum amount of data the 840 is pumping out.

    Please let me know.

  2. yjchua95 macrumors 604

    Apr 23, 2011
    GVA, KUL, MEL (current), ZQN
    You should put the 840 Evo in the 6Gbps slot and put the 830 in the 3Gbps slot.
  3. simonsi macrumors 601


    Jan 3, 2014
    My Early-2011 runs both HDD in the standard drive bay and a Crucial 120GB SSD in the caddy at 6G.
  4. ecschwarz macrumors 65816


    Jun 28, 2010
    Other than the argument of which drive is the fastest for your primary drive (on the 6Gbps line), the 840 Evo will be fine on either and adapt accordingly. Their controller and drives seem to have less trouble negotiating a link on slower connections...

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