SATA 3 in 2012 MBP Optical Drive Slot?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by BrandoFiasco, Jun 13, 2012.

  1. BrandoFiasco macrumors member

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    Anyone know if the new MBP (non-retina) has SATA 3 in the ODD slot?

    I know the 2011 MBP was only at Sata 2. It would be nice to run 2 SATA 3 drives at full speed.
     
  2. sting2kx macrumors newbie

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  3. Tobias Funke macrumors 6502a

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    It says on that link last years problems have been reversed!!!!

    2011 13 inch WILL use Sata3 in the optical bay.

    2011 15 inch and 17 inch WONT use Sata3 in the optical bay.

    2012 13 inch WONT use Sata3 in the optical bay.

    2012 15 inch WILL use Sata3 in the optical bay.

    Come on Apple what you playing at ?!!!!! :confused: :mad:
     
  4. pragmatous macrumors 65816

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  5. ssn637 macrumors 6502

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    Damn. No way I'm going to upgrade to the 2012 13" model until this gets sorted out. My current configuration is SSD in the OptiBay and WD HDD in the main slot and I can't swap the two since the hard disk is over 9.5 mm in height.
     
  6. paul117 macrumors regular

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    i have the early 2011 macbook pro 15" and the link speed on the optical drive bay port is 6Gbps and negotiated to 1.5Gbps for the DVD drive..... does that mean a sata 3 SSD will not run at 6Gbps on this port?
     

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