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Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Mobius 1, Jun 6, 2011.
I've heard the 2011 MBP have SATA 3
Or it's just another internet bu||sh^ite?
The 2011 MBPs have S-ATA 6.0Gbps, which is often just called S-ATA III (III = 3).
www.everymac.com can show you, or any of the hundreds of threads here dealing with that.
but some ppl complain that they still have SATA 2?
AFAIK That is only in the optibay (where the optical drive goes), but the newer april/may models are shipping with SATA III in the optibay.
but the models before that have SATA 3 in the hard drive bay right?
yeah the 2011 models do, not sure as to any before that. However, wait until someone backs me up, I only know through research, not experience.
All 2011 MBP's have SATA 3 in the main HDD spot. Some have SATA 3 in the optical spot, some have SATA 2 in the optical spot. The 2011 model is the first to have SATA 3.
how do you tell the difference?
Look in System Profiler on the Mac. There's a good article worth reading here: http://blog.macsales.com/10433-macbook-pro-2011-models-and-sata-3-0-6-0gbs-update-5272011
If you have a 15" or 17" it may actually be better to have SATA II in the optical bay atm.
Check the "link speed" in system profiler - they should both show 6g.
With your vertex 3 have you got TRIM enabled? With 6GB/s?
okay now i know the software way
but any way to predict it? like when you should buy it etc?
hmm, do you have to be dead-lucky on this or is there a 50/50 chance?
No, not anymore. I tried it and I got a few spinning wheels, so I turned it off and it's back to normal (normal = everything opening instantly!) The Sandforce drives have their own TRIM alternative built in anyway. Additionally, I've heard you can leave Windows 7 running overnight and since it has TRIM, it will do garbage collection at that time.
Does the GC work well by itself?
I'm not sure how I would be able to tell. My drive is <50% full and <2 months old, so it's never been a problem. From what I've read though, the Sandforce GC is very good. Hopefully TRIM will be enabled in Lion so it'll be a non-issue.
now this is a really scary computer to buy
apple will enable TRIM on their SSD only lolz
Hm, anybody know the success rate of getting a fully-enabled SATA 3 MBP (13") when you purchase it online? I can only assume that the stock used for Apple's online store is moved a lot faster than any one Apple store, thus it's probable that the newest silent revisions are available there first.
buying online is the safest way.
since that's the place where the most recent batch is produced
or buy from apple store china, because macs are produced there, so they get the newest etc etc