SATA-3 SSD on a SATA-2 Controller?

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

  1. DaDalle macrumors member

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    Well said....
     
  5. DaDalle thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks for the fast replies guys.

    I will then buy an Intel 320 I guess.
     

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