SATA 3 on iMacs but not Mac Pros?

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by TheAnalogue, May 16, 2011.

  1. TheAnalogue macrumors member


    May 12, 2011
    Clearwater, Fl
    So I recently saw a Front Page update concerning an EFI update for the new iMacs that enabled 6Gb/s SATA capabilities. Why would Apple update the iMac, but not the Mac Pro? :confused:
  2. philipma1957 macrumors 603


    Apr 13, 2010
    Howell, New Jersey
    okay the new cpus in the 2011 imac can use sata III

    the cpus in the 2010 mac pro can't use sata III

    When the mac pro gets an update it has been about 8-9 months since the last update. The hope is SATA III will be there.
  3. nanofrog macrumors G4

    May 6, 2008
    The chipset used in the new iMac supports SATA III, and it just needed to be enabled. Hence the firmware update.

    As per the current Mac Pro, the SATA ports are on the ICH (I/O Controller Hub) are only SATA II. So the only way to get SATA III in those systems, is to use a PCIe slot. This will change with the next MP revision, but the parts aren't out yet.

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