SATA-3 SSD on a SATA-2 Controller?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by DaDalle, Sep 17, 2011.

  1. DaDalle macrumors member

    Sep 17, 2011
    Hey guys,

    I'm planing to buy an SSD for my MacBook Pro (13 Inch, Mid-2010). Like You all, this MBP doesn't have a SATA-3 controller.
    So is it worth buying an SATA-3 SSD for this MacBook? I Would prefer the Vertex 3 120GB, but at which speed would this actually work?

    Or should I just stick to an Intel 320 SSD?

    I hope you can help me, and forgive me for yet another SSD Topic.

    Cheers, DaDalle
  2. alust2013 macrumors 601


    Feb 6, 2010
    On the fence
    You can use a SATA 3 SSD, but it would only work at SATA 2 speeds, so spending the extra money on it would be a waste.
  3. Hellhammer Moderator


    Staff Member

    Dec 10, 2008
    Get an SSD that is actually reliable. I.e. Samsung 470 or Intel 320. Since you have SATA 3Gb/s, it really makes no sense to buy SATA 6Gb/s SSD, especially with all their issues.
  4. blkonblk17 macrumors 6502

    May 19, 2009
    Well said....
  5. DaDalle thread starter macrumors member

    Sep 17, 2011
    Thanks for the fast replies guys.

    I will then buy an Intel 320 I guess.

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