sata 3/ 6GBs in both opti as HDD how do i know?

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  1. stefmesman macrumors 6502

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    i know theres been an topic about this but i could not find it anymore.

    how do i know if my macbook pro 2011 has dual sata 3 speeds in both optibay and HDD bay?

    thanks!
     
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  3. bozz2006 macrumors 68030

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    About this mac > more info > Serial ATA

    It should list Intel 6 series chipset twice, one for HDD bay and one for ODD bay. Check the link speed on both. If they both say 6 Gigabit, then you have SATA3 in both.
     
  4. stefmesman thread starter macrumors 6502

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    only the negotiated link speed is 3 gigabit. does this mean i have an sata 2 or sata3 optibay?
     
  5. bozz2006 macrumors 68030

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    what kind of drive do you have connected to the port that shows a negotiated speed of 3Gbps? If the link speed is 6 and the negotiated speed is 3, that usually means that the HDD or SSD on that port is a SATAII drive.

    If it says that the link speed on both is 6, that means your computer is capable of 6. So that would mean that something else is holding it back from reaching 6 if it's only negotiating 3.
     
  6. stefmesman thread starter macrumors 6502

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    i still have the optical bay in there, so i guess i have both on sata 3?


    this is a newly shipped 2011 17'' mbp
     
  7. bozz2006 macrumors 68030

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    The optical drive is SATAII and that is reflected by the negotiated link speed of 3Gbps. But if the link speed is 6Gbps, then it is capable of running at 6Gbps if you have a drive installed that is capable of 6Gbps.
     
  8. SAVAGE5 macrumors member

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    Notice both Intel 6 Chipsets, and Link Speed is 6gigs.
     
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