Sandy Bridge, SATA & Apple (Post your specs)

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Dwalls90, May 24, 2011.

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What is the LINK speed of your SATA ports (Hard Drive | Optical Drive) and Date

  1. (6 GB/s | 3GB/s ) - March 2011

    27.7%
  2. (6 GB/s | 6GB/s ) - March 2011

    2.1%
  3. (6 GB/s | 3GB/s ) - April 2011

    8.5%
  4. (6 GB/s | 6GB/s ) - April 2011

    4.3%
  5. (6 GB/s | 3GB/s ) - May 2011

    6.4%
  6. (6 GB/s | 6GB/s ) - May 2011

    8.5%
  1. Dwalls90, May 24, 2011
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    Dwalls90 macrumors 601

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    Due to the nature of issues with Sandy Bridge, Apple would have had to delay 2011 Macbook Pro production. However, they avoided this by "using chips that had been fixed". In reality, they stuck initial MBP buyers with a 3Gb/s Speed for an optical drive speed, and more recently produced (but SAME model nonetheless) MBP users with a 6Gb/s speed for optical drives. In order to establish the extent to which this occurred, please select the LINK speeds of your Hard drive and optical drive above, and the MONTH of purchase.

    As a reminder, PLEASE USE THE POLL (in addition to posting if you so chose to do so :))

    Thank you!
     
  2. daneoni macrumors G4

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    Its not that clear cut...people who recently bought are also still sporting SATA II optical ports. There is no clear pattern.
     
  3. pedrofan macrumors 6502

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    Rename this post as cancelled and make another one with a POLL with two options, 3/2 and 3/3 relating to sata ports speed (sata 3 and sata2). Everybody has time to click a poll, but not to post and to post in english.

    .. if you want to have more accurate results...

    My ports are 3/2 and I bought it the day of the presentation.
     
  4. Beethree macrumors newbie

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    15 inch 2.2 Hi-res anti glare ordered from the online Apple Store on 5/15.
    3Gbs link in the optical drive.

    I think I am going to return it and try my luck again. I definitely see myself wanting dual SATA 3 drives at some point.
     
  5. pedrofan macrumors 6502

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    Or put these options:

    3/2 before may 24
    3/3 before may 24

    3/2 after may 24
    3/3 after may 24
     
  6. Betooo macrumors newbie

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    +1 poll would be better
     
  7. Dwalls90 thread starter macrumors 601

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  8. mac00l macrumors 6502

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    Mine says 3 Gigaibt HDD /1.5 Gigabit ODD. Base 13" 2011 bought it on April.
     

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  9. Nox Darkness macrumors newbie

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    My info:

    Intel 6 Series Chipset:

    Vendor: Intel
    Product: 6 Series Chipset
    Link Speed: 6 Gigabit
    Negotiated Link Speed: 3 Gigabit
    Description: AHCI Version 1.30 Supported
     
  10. 100Teraflops macrumors 6502a

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    Same specs, but with a high end 15" bought in March.
     
  11. Dwalls90 thread starter macrumors 601

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    Thank you for responding thus far. As a reminder, PLEASE USE THE POLL (in addition to posting if you so chose to do so :))
     
  12. dusk007 macrumors 68040

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    Not really. They always intended to use 3GB/s for the Optical drive. The 2 6GB/s Channels were never affected thus if Apple would have used SATA 3 for both ports in the first place there would never have been any problem. Only sata 2 port were affected and if recall correctly only 2 of those but the one for the optical drive was probably among them. The issue only occurs after some time and heavy use with the optical drive only it would never have been any issue at all.
    If they use Sata 3 now on both it must be for some other reason (as now all ports work) maybe because they figured it doesn't shed a good light on their product if one port that can be used for a second SSD is an old one when it could be a new one. Maybe they never thought it an issue before and the 3GB/s might save power or something.
     
  13. JTToft macrumors 68040

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    And if the negotiated speed does not mach any of the options in the poll?

    I have 3 Gigabit negotiated on my hard drive and 1.5 Gigabit negotiated on my SuperDrive.

    You didn't mean negotiated speed, did you?
     
  14. fat jez macrumors 68000

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    I'm the same, mine was bought in May and was made about 10 weeks ago (15" MBP)
     
  15. Dwalls90 thread starter macrumors 601

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    I stand corrected, in my flurry to post the poll I asked for negotiated not LINK. Updated initial post and will have mod update poll.

    Yes, we all know the story, thank you for detailing it all out again. Either way, it's wrong that the are selling a superior product now, that is being marketed as the same product and price point.
     
  16. JTToft macrumors 68040

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    - I thought so. In that case, I have 6 Gigabit on my hard drive and 3 Gigabit on my SuperDrive.

    My computer was purchased on February 26 2011. While you're at it, you should have a February option added to the poll. :)
     
  17. Dwalls90 thread starter macrumors 601

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    There was one week at the end of February when they could have been ordered, and an even smaller time window for in store purchases, so because it's such a small time-frame, I'm inclined to combine it with March for simplicity.
     
  18. fat jez macrumors 68000

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    Mine was purchased two weeks ago (tomorrow) and has 6Gbps on the HD and 3Gbps on the optical. According to Coconut Battery, my 15"MBP is around 10 weeks old.
     
  19. Dwalls90 thread starter macrumors 601

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    Can you put that into the poll please!
     
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    I did, mine is the only vote registered for May under the 6/3 category :)
     
  22. johnnyturbouk macrumors 68000

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    HDD/ODD
    6 / 3 (sata-ling speed-gb/s)

    April 2011

    (i have posted in the poll OP)
     
  23. fat jez macrumors 68000

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    I don't think we're going to see much different from 6Gbps for the HD link (sata port 0) and 3Gbps for the optical link (sata port 2). You'd only see 6Gbps for both if Apple has connected the superdrive to Sata Port 1.
     
  24. Dwalls90 thread starter macrumors 601

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    I'm pooling those to March, since they were released on February 24, and that leaves only 5 days in February for ordering online and even less time for in store purchases.

    That's irrelevant. It matters because if you pay for the same product you should be given the same specs as someone who buys the same product a week later. Beyond that, for SSD aftermarket installations - it DOES matter, as SATA 3 drives can saturate 6Gb/s.
     
  25. xxBURT0Nxx macrumors 68020

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    umm how is that less time for ordering in stores? You could get them in stores on the 24th, I bought a new mbp in Feb of this year... but whatever i guess i'll use march
     

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